If they gave out Oscars for best media blitz, Magic Mike XXL would win it hands down: The film hasn’t even finished shooting and the cast is all over social media talking it up and posting set photos.
Just this week, Ellen DeGeneres got her “gardener” a part in the movie, and waxed dancer tWitch for his role.
Now producers have put an ad on the Magic Mike XXL Facebook page looking for 300 hundred extras to scream and throw dollars during the film’s (hopefully many) stripping numbers, which are being shot this weekend.
But there’s a catch—they only want ladies.
“We are offering 300 women (sorry guys) per day the opportunity to be a part of what we are calling The Magic Mike Experience.”
Clearly this is homophobia of the darkest sort.
Who’s going to give their hard-earned money to see this movie on opening night, anyway? Gay men.
Meanwhile participants won’t get paid, but the ad explains, “we will feed you and you will get the official cast and crew American Apparel t-shirt at the end of the evening.”
Food? A t-shirt? We’d give up breathing for a week for a chance to bask in the glory of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello and whatever Adonises have joined the cast.
As if to rub it in, the ad requests “Please do not apply if you are offended by nudity and acts of a sexual nature.”
Oh we’re offended alright.