Magic Mike earned solid reviews from critics, but it’s not the promise of cinematic greatness that will have many fans lining up for the sequel—it’s the promise of hard-bodied men ripping their clothes off. And judging from the newly released trailer for Magic Mike XXL, the film will more than deliver.
Yes, there are glimpses of cameos from the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, and Andie MacDowell, and a nod to a plot (something about a convention in Myrtle Beach). But what makes the trailer must-see are the many, many snippets of muscular torsos writhing under neon lights. And the marketing team behind the film, true to form, has a lot of fun with our anticipation of playful titillation—in fact, you might say that the production team behind this trailer has mastered the art of foreplay.