Joe Manganiello played Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike, and it got him curious about the real world of male strippers, so he created the documentary about La Bare, the legendary Dallas strip club where the men create fantasy for hundreds of women. The trailer is very NSFW.
The documentary shows that performing for women is about a show, it’s foreplay, and it’s not about the payoff as much as it is the build up. The men are hot, but approachable, and the women feel like they’re welcome as part of the show. Joe tells Vulture:
I can’t express to you how many times I’ve heard, “We’ve seen it all.” “There’s nothing new.” “Everything is recycled.” “Nothing is shocking.” Blah, blah, blah … But I guess I just never really paid attention to the chatter until I made my first feature film.
Soon after filming, there were the bands that had pulled their songs from the film despite the protests of their record label, the ban of our art/posters on bus stops and billboards due to it being too risqué … And then came the wait for the MPAA rating … And with that, the realization that I indeed had found something new, something fresh, something shocking to show the general public.
La Bare opens June 27