Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Steven Soderbergh|
|Produced by||Nick Wechsler|
|Written by||Reid Carolin|
|Edited by||Steven Soderbergh|
Nick Wechsler Productions
Iron Horse Entertainment
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures (US)|
FilmNation Entertainment (International)
|Box office||$167.2 million|
Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping, guided by Mike Lane, who has been in the business for six years.
The film is loosely based on the experiences of Tatum, who was an 18-year-old stripper in Tampa, Florida. Magic Mike was filmed in several locations around west central Florida. The film premiered as the closing film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24, 2012, and was widely released by Warner Bros. on June 29, 2012, and was a critical and commercial success.
Mike (Channing Tatum) has big plans for a business of his own but pays his bills through a series of odd jobs, most notably performing as the star stripper at Xquisite Strip Club in Tampa, a club owned by Dallas (Matthew McConaughey), who has dreams of creating an "empire" of strip clubs.
Mike soon meets 19-year-old Adam (Alex Pettyfer), a recent college dropout looking for a construction job. Mike takes Adam under his wing and encourages him to begin stripping at Xquisite. Mike is introduced to Adam's sister Brooke (Cody Horn). Despite his on-and-off relationship with a woman named Joanna (Olivia Munn), Mike finds himself attracted to Brooke and promises to look after Adam.
Adam falls further into the excessive lifestyle of the Xquisite dancers, using drugs and having sexual encounters with many clients. When Dallas announces he has a plan to move their act to Miami, Mike confides in Brooke that he is tiring of the lifestyle and wants to get a small business loan to pursue his dream of opening a custom furniture business. The bank declines his loan application and Mike realizes that he has to stay in the business to continue to pay his bills. Mike later attends a hurricane party at Dallas' house, where Adam becomes part of a scheme created by Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias), Xquisite's DJ, to sell drugs to Xquisite's clients, and is eventually given a package of ecstasy. Adam begins using drugs regularly, and Mike notices more of Adam's reckless behavior, to the chagrin of Brooke, who is relying on Mike to protect him.
A few days later, Mike and Adam perform for a private party at a sorority house where Adam brings the package of drugs with him. At the party, Adam gives a young woman an ecstasy pill, causing a brawl between Adam and the woman's boyfriend. Mike and Adam are forced to flee without the drugs, which Adam says were worth $1,000. They also do not collect their payment, which infuriates Dallas. After the next night's show, Mike and Adam take drugs and go to a club. Adam vomits and passes out; Brooke finds him on Mike's floor the next morning. Brooke angrily confronts Mike about his lifestyle, and ends her friendship with him. Tobias and his suppliers break into Mike's house looking for Adam, revealing that the drugs were actually worth $10,000. Mike gives up most of his life savings to pay Adam's debt in full.
Later, before the dancers' final performance at Xquisite, Mike decides he has had enough. Knowing that Dallas has no loyalty to any of them and is driven by greed, Mike leaves the club through the back. After realizing Mike is not coming back, Dallas promotes Adam to replace Mike as lead dancer. Mike drives to Brooke's apartment and tells her he has quit stripping. She has learned what he did for Adam, and she invites him to join her for breakfast. She playfully asks what they can do until morning, and then kisses him.
- Channing Tatum as Michael "Magic Mike" Lane, a male stripper who performs at Xquisite.
- Alex Pettyfer as Adam "The Kid", Mike's protege who befriends him.
- Cody Horn as Brooke, Adam's sister and Mike's love interest
- Olivia Munn as Joanna, Mike's on-again, off-again lover.
- Matthew McConaughey as Dallas, a former stripper who owns Xquisite and is Mike's boss.
- Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie
- Matt Bomer as Ken
- Adam Rodriguez as Tito
- Kevin Nash as Tarzan
- Gabriel Iglesias as Tobias
- Mircea Monroe as Mercedes
- Camryn Grimes as Birthday Girl
- Riley Keough as Nora
- Wendi McLendon-Covey as Tara
- Betsy Brandt as Banker
Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh based on a screenplay by Reid Carolin, who is also one of the film's producers. The screenplay is in part inspired by Channing Tatum's experiences as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, when he was 18 years old. Tatum said that he wanted to capture the atmosphere and energy of his past as a stripper, but that the film is fictional, which allowed them to create their own scenarios. The project, announced in April 2011 was co-financed by Soderbergh and Tatum. In 2010, Tatum told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out. I'd like Nicolas Refn, who did the film Bronson, to do it because he's insane for it." Refn initially agreed on doing the film because Tatum and he were going to do another movie together. However, since that project did not get off the ground and due to his busy schedule, Tatum, who was then working with Soderbergh on Haywire, brought him the idea. After Soderbergh cast Tatum and Pettyfer in the lead roles, Carolin spent time revising the screenplay. He wrote the first draft in a month. Soderbergh suggested showing two points of view in the film: seeing through the eyes of young Adam and of his mentor Mike.
The dance numbers were choreographed by Alison Faulk, while Christopher Peterson was in charge of the costumes design and Frankie Pine supervised the music. Over the film, several dance numbers were performed. Music producer Jack Rayner created a special dubstep version of the song "It's Raining Men" sung by Countré Black for the dance sequence that features the ensemble for the first time together without The Kid. For that sequence, Peterson chose to use spray glitter on the umbrellas and raincoats to give them a wet effect. The Kid's first strip did not purposely have any choreography and it was Pettyfer's idea to show his bottom. Before doing his moves, Pettyfer did not know the song that was going to be played which ended up being Madonna's "Like a Virgin" performed by Nashville recording artist Chris Mitchell. The five-stripper group performed the song "Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant)" with lyric changes on the military-themed number. The scene during which Mike and Adam arrive at a sorority house dressed as cops was not in the original script but was Peterson's idea. Music supervisor Pine initially planned to use Kid Rock's "Cowboy" for the cowboy-themed number featuring The Kid. When it was not possible, she chose Big & Rich's "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" instead. Knowing Tatum's dance skills, Faulk gave him the permission to freestyle for Mike's last solo dance on the dubstep song "Calypso" by Excision and Datsik. McConaughey who had no stripping scene in the original script requested to have one which became the last dance number during which he first sings "Ladies of Tampa" and then strips. The song was written in three hours by music supervisor Frankie Pine, Matthew McConaughey and Martin Blasick, McConaughey's guitar coach. The thongs were made by company Pistol Pete.
On August 16, 2011, it was reported that Matthew McConaughey had landed a role in the film. He was the first person cast, aside from Tatum. McConaughey revealed that Soderbergh called him to offer him the role of Dallas. After Soderbergh pitched him the story, McConaughey laughed and in 10 minutes he accepted the role. It was the second time he accepted a role over the phone; the first time was for a Richard Linklater film. Commenting on the role, the actor said: "I knew that I was just going to be able to fly. It was really fun to play someone so committed, in many ways." Joe Manganiello accepted the role of Big Dick Richie after talking to What to Expect When You're Expecting co-star Chris Rock who convinced him to do it. Cody Horn gave her insight on how she got the part of Brooke:
They weren't going to see me because they thought I was too young, but my agent, Jason, fought for me to go in. Carmen Cuba, the casting director, agreed to meet with me, and we taped the interview. She asked me questions about my life, my dating history, things like that. We talked like girlfriends would; it was more friendly than a formal interview. I then got a call that I was to go in and audition for them, which I did. After we finished the scenes, Carmen excused the guy I was reading with and said, "this will never happen to you again for the rest of your career, but you booked the role before you came in."
The cast visited a strip club to see what this world was like and the dance routines and to get information on the backstage life. To prepare for the role, McConaughey went in a Los Angeles strip mall to get used to regular waxing. Matt Bomer had to put on about 15 pounds for his part. Adam Rodriguez went through a cardio and weights training.
Principal photography commenced in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles in September 2011 and concluded in Tampa by late October. The scenes that took place in the fictional club Xquisite were filmed in Studio City, Los Angeles. Locations in Florida included the Fort Desoto Bridge, the Dunedin coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa, Ybor City, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, and Tierra Verde. Soderbergh chose to shoot the entirety of the film with a double straw camera filter, except the interior of the club.
|Magic Mike: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||June 26, 2012|
The soundtrack was released on June 28, 2012, through WaterTower Music. Other songs featured in the film include Cobra Starship's "#1Nite", Sean Paul's "Got 2 Luv U", and Ginuwine's "Pony".
- Track listing
|2.||"It's Raining Men"||Countré Black||1:57|
|3.||"Bang Bang Boom"||The Unknown||1:58|
|4.||"Gimme What You Got"||Black Daniel||3:13|
|5.||"Just For Now"||Cloud Control||3:57|
|7.||"Sassy Sexy Wiggle"||Joe Tex||4:02|
|8.||"Mo Cash!"||Vegas Audio Ninjas||2:08|
|9.||"Wash U Clean"||Beth Thornley||3:13|
|10.||"Victim"||Win Win & Blaqstarr||3:37|
|11.||"Ladies of Tampa"||Matthew McConaughey||1:14|
|12.||"Feels Like the First Time"||Foreigner||4:20|
Warner Bros. Pictures acquired US distribution rights to the independently produced film on October 27, 2011. Magic Mike was first screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival as the closing film on June 24, 2012, and was widely released on June 29, 2012, in the United States.
The first full-length trailer for Magic Mike was released on iTunes on April 18, 2012 with a poster indicating the film's name. The first poster featuring the cast was released on June 1, 2012, along with a new trailer. A second poster followed on June 4, 2012, and a fourth trailer was released on June 13, 2012. To promote the film, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer participated in a photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly that came out in the May 25, 2012, issue. On June 3, 2012, Tatum, McConaughey, and Manganiello attended the MTV Movie Awards where they presented the award for Best On-Screen Transformation. During the presentation, Manganiello arrived dressed as a fireman stripper.
The promotional campaign, which originally centered on straight women, also targeted gay men after it had been made clear that there was a strong interest among them. Warner Bros. enlisted entertainment marketing agency the Kartel Group to market the film to gay men. Website AfterElton.com noted that gay men could not connect with the first trailer as the film "was marketed as a romantic comedy" through Tatum and Horn's relationship, but that it changed when the campaign also focused on "the male form part of it [the film]" through a red-band trailer (the fourth one). In June 2012, a Magic Mike float was included in the West Hollywood gay pride parade and in other gay pride events such as in New York and in San Francisco.
Magic Mike proved to be a box office hit, grossing $113,721,571 and $53,500,000 outside North America with a total gross of $167,221,571 worldwide from a modest $7 million budget; it is the top-grossing movie under the Dance genre. On its opening day (June 29, 2012), the film performed better than expected, earning about $19 million including a $2 million midnight run. It finished the weekend at the second spot behind Ted with a total of $39,127,170. It was the first time two R-rated films grossed more than $21 million each during a weekend.
On its opening weekend, Magic Mike attracted an audience of 73% females, with 43% of the audience being over the age of 35. Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, said this phenomenon could be compared to Sex and the City, which had also appealed to large groups of women.
Magic Mike was more successful in red states than in blue ones. Ticket sales in St. Louis and Nashville was more than 30% over the average. However ticket sales in New York City was 30% below the average.
Magic Mike received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 79%, based on 211 reviews, with an average rating of 6.87/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Magic Mike's sensitive direction, smart screenplay, and strong performances allows audiences to have their beefcake and eat it too." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating based reviews from mainstream critics, the film has a score of 72 out of 100, based on 38 critics indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.
The movie also launched Academy Award buzz for Matthew McConaughey as Dallas. However, he was not selected for inclusion among the nominees, which was described as a "snub" by many.
Top ten lists
Magic Mike was listed on many critics' top ten lists.
- 2nd: Kyle Smith, New York Post
- 4th: Sam Adams, The A.V. Club
- 4th: Peter Knegt, Indiewire
- 5th: Guy Lodge, HitFix
- 5th: David Fear, Time Out New York
- 5th: Drew Taylor, Indiewire
- 6th: Rafer Guzmán, Newsday
- 6th: Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
- 7th: Katie Walsh, Indiewire
- 7th: Elizabeth Weitzman, Daily News (New York)
- 9th: Gabe Toro, Indiewire
- 10th: Aaron Hills, The Village Voice
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically): Richard Brody, The New Yorker
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically): Nick Pinkerton, The Village Voice
|Broadcast Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actor||Matthew McConaughey||Nominated|
|Detroit Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actor||Matthew McConaughey|
|Houston Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actor||Matthew McConaughey|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Male||Matthew McConaughey||Won|
|National Society of Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Matthew McConaughey (Also for Bernie)|
|New York Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Matthew McConaughey (Also for Bernie)|
|People's Choice Awards||Best Dramatic Film||Magic Mike||Nominated|
|Favorite Movie Actor||Channing Tatum (also for 21 Jump Street and The Vow)|
|Favorite Dramatic Actor||Channing Tatum (also for The Vow)|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Male Performance||Channing Tatum|
|Best Shirtless Performance||Channing Tatum|
|Best Musical Moment||Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodríguez|
Magic Mike was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 23, 2012. Within its first week, 698,497 DVD units were sold, generating revenue of $10,449,515. As of December 23, 2012, DVD sales totaled over 1.9 million units with $26,362,047 in revenue.
In a Twitter Q&A in July 2012, Tatum confirmed work on a sequel: "Yes, yes and yes! We're working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger." By March 2014, Magic Mike first assistant director Gregory Jacobs had been chosen to direct the sequel, titled Magic Mike XXL, which began shooting in late 2014. The film was released on July 1, 2015.
It was confirmed on 3 June 2018 in the UK on Britain's Got Talent live final that a UK vision on Magic Mike would be put into production and would begin in November 2018. Magic Mike Live London opened at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square on 10 November 2018.
- Fleming, Mike. "AFM: FilmNation Unveils Back To Back Terrence Malick Films 'Lawless' And 'Knight Of Cups,' With Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale And Cate Blanchett". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- "MAGIC MIKE (15)". Lions Gate UK. British Board of Film Classification. May 30, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- Kaufman, Amy (June 28, 2012). "Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' to dominate stuffed box-office weekend". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- "Magic Mike (2012)". Box Office Mojo. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- "Magic Mike". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Magic Mike XXL". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Sneider, Jeff (August 16, 2011). "McConaughey joins Tatum in stripper pic". Variety. Retrieved August 26, 2012. (subscription required)
- Kroll, Justin (August 22, 2011). "Cody Horn likes 'Magic Mike'". Variety.
- Fleming, Mike (August 31, 2011). "Olivia Munn Joins 'Magic Mike'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Matthew Bomer Will Also Strip for Magic Mike". New York. August 17, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- Fernandez, Jay A. (September 6, 2011). "'Bridesmaids' Actress Signs on for 'Magic Mike'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Channing Tatum Interview for 'Magic Mike'". Flicks and Bits. June 23, 2012. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- McNary, Dave (April 29, 2008). "Soderbergh, Tatum eye stripper pic". Variety.
- Kirkland, Bruce (January 18, 2012). "Tatum remembers stripper past". Toronto Sun. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
- "Channing Tatum's stripper past". The Sydney Morning Herald. January 18, 2010.
- Ellwood, Gregory Ellwood (June 28, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Shirtless: 'Magic Mike' Star Reveals Tearful Manscaping Routine". HitFix. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Lee, Ashley (June 25, 2012). "LAFF 2012: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey Salute Soderbergh at 'Magic Mike' Premiere (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "Production notes" (PDF). Magic Mike. Warner Bros. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — It's Raining Men". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — The Kid takes the stage for the first time". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- eMinor. "Chris Mitchell - Pop from Nashville, TN". ReverbNation.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — God bless America!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — The sorority house call". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — Mike's "rebellion dance"". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (June 30, 2012). "'Magic Mike': Stripper Tales Exposed! — Dallas' goodbye to "Ladies of Tampa" (Part 1)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Radish, Christina (June 27, 2012). "Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello Talk MAGIC MIKE, Male vs. Female Strip Clubs, Dance Numbers and More". Collider.com. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- "Chris Rock Convinced Joe Manganiello To Do Magic Mike". Contactmusic.com. March 26, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- Bronner, Sasha (June 29, 2012). "Cody Horn, 'Magic Mike' Star, Talks Steven Soderbergh, Strip Clubs And Wanting To Become A Jedi: My LA". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Morris, Meagan (July 3, 2012). "How the Cast of 'Magic Mike' Really Feels About Thongs, Body Waxing and Dancing". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Malkin, Marc (June 25, 2012). "Magic Mike's Matt Bomer Talks About Being Out as Gay: What Brought Him to Tears?". E! Online. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Christine (September 19, 2011). "'Magic Mike' begins filming in Los Angeles". On Location Vacations. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "Steven Soderbergh's Stripper Movie 'Magic Mike' Gyrating Toward Warner Bros?". Deadline Hollywood. October 19, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- Szymanski, Mike (June 30, 2012). "See the Sizzling 'Magic Mike' Shoot in Studio City [PHOTOs]". Patch.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Persall, Steve (June 28, 2012). "Tampa Bay plays key role in Channing Tatum's striptease dramedy 'Magic Mike'". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Caulfied, Keith (May 21, 2012). "'Magic Mike' Soundtrack Track List Revealed". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "Magic Mike: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Amazon.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "Magic Mike (2012)". Soundtrack.net. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "TOLDJA! Warner Bros Acquires Stripper Pic 'Magic Mike,' Bares June 29 Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. October 27, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- Marks, Lisa (June 25, 2012). "Los Angeles film festival: Magic Mike and the closing-time striptease". The Guardian. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Adam Chitwood (May 18, 2012). "First Trailer and Poster for MAGIC MIKE Starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConau2, 2012".
- Brevet, Brad (June 1, 2012). "Tatum Strips in New 'Magic Mike' Trailer and Poster". Rope of Silicon. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Gallagher, Brian (June 4, 2012). "Second Magic Mike Poster". MovieWeb.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Dibdin, Emma (June 13, 2012). "Exclusive: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey in red band 'Magic Mike' trailer". Digital Spy. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- "'Magic Mike' Guys: EW Portraits". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Schwartz, Terry (June 3, 2012). "'Magic Mike' Stars Give Elizabeth Banks Movie Award ... And More". MTV News. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Piepenburg, Erik (July 4, 2012). "'Magic Mike' Is Big Draw for Gay Men". The New York Times. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- McClintock, Pamela (June 26, 2012). "Moms and Gays Boost 'Magic Mike's' Box Office Chances in a Big Way". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Lang, Brent (June 29, 2012). "Raunchy Box-Office Battle: 'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' Gross More Than $2M in Midnight Shows". The Wrap. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- McClintock, Pamela (June 30, 2012). "Box Office Report: 'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' Almost Tie on Friday, Both Wildly Overperform". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- "Weekend Box Office Results for June 29-July 1, 2012". Box Office Mojo. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- Kaufman, Amy (July 2, 2012). "'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' have a record weekend for R-rated movies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- McClintock, Pamela (July 1, 2012). "Box Office Report: 'Ted' Earns Record $54.1 Mil; 'Magic Mike' Sizzles With $39.2 Mil". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- Claude Brodesser-Akner (September 15, 2012). "A Proposal for Fixing Hollywood's Box-Office Problem". Vulture.com. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- "Magic Mike". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "Magic Mike". Metacritic. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
- "Box Office Report: 'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' Almost Tie on Friday, Both Wildly Overperform". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
- Jaggernauth, Kevin (April 13, 2012). "New Looks At Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike;' Could Matthew McConaughey Earn An Oscar Nomination?". IndieWire. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Gleiberman, Owen (July 1, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey: He's a star reborn, and newly laid bare, in 'Magic Mike'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Davis, Clayton (August 14, 2012). "Is there 'Magic' in McConaughey's Oscar Campaign?". The Awards Circuit. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Bierly, Mandi (January 10, 2013). "Oscar snubs Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew McConaughey: Which omission hurts the most?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Nordine, Michael (January 10, 2013). "Films That Should Be Nominated for Oscars But Won't Be: Our Complete List". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Fashingbauer, Gael (January 10, 2013). "No strippers or slaveowners: Snubs and surprises from the Oscar nominations". Today.com. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Zeitchik, Steven (January 10, 2013). "Oscar nomination snubs include Affleck, Bigelow and 'Skyfall'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Feinberg, Scott (January 10, 2013). "The Oscar Nomination Snubs That Have Fans and Industry Insiders Baffled (Analysis)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Rosen, Christopher (January 10, 2013). "Ben Affleck's Oscar Snub & More Surprises From The 2013 Oscar Nominations". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "2012 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (December 11, 2012). "'Lincoln' Leads Critics' Choice Movie Awards Nominees With Record-Setting 13 Mentions". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- Serba, John (December 11, 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' tops Detroit Film Critics Society's 2012 nominations". MLive.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- "The 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards". Detroit Film Critics Society. December 14, 2012. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Lodge, Guy (December 16, 2012). "'Lincoln' leads Houston Film Critics nods". HitFix. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- "2012 Houston Film Critics Nominees — Winners". Texasartfilm.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Kilday, Gregg (November 27, 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' Dominate Independent Spirit Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- Bustos, Kristina (February 23, 2013). "Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Magic Mike' at Independent Spirit Awards". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
- "'Amour' Wins 3 Nods from the National Society of Film Critics". Deadline Hollywood. January 5, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Staff. "2012 Awards". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- Khatchatourian, Maane (November 19, 2012). "The People's Choice Awards nominees are ..." Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "People's Choiec Awards Nominees". People's Choice Awards. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Warner, Denise (April 14, 2013). "2013 MTV Movie Awards winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
- "Magic Mike — DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- "Channing Tatum Twitter Interview". Glamour. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- Davis, Edward (March 28, 2014). "Exclusive: Greg Jacobs Will Direct Channing Tatum And Co. In 'Magic Mike' Sequel, Title Revealed". IndieWire.com. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- "'Magic Mike' Sequel Gets July 2015 Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
- "Magic Mike musical heads to Broadway". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. July 25, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- Evening Standard article https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/magic-mike-live-london-tickets-uk-dates-a3972866.html