Magic Mike: A Non-Review
It should come as no surprise that I did not go see Magic Mike this week. Based on my totally, unscientific method of asking women who went to see it, there were few men in the theater.
The question that arises about Magic Mike is not whether people should have the freedom to go see this movie. I believe that many things that I find immoral should be available for people to choose.
The question is whether anyone should go see Magic Mike?
I jokingly told some people this week that any woman who went to see this movie should have no problem letting their husband or boyfriend go to a strip club, look at Playboy or watch porn. Some agreed. Some disagreed. Some were incredulous, wondering why it was such a big deal. Some said it was just entertainment on both sides.
I don’t suggest that people will automatically value their significant other more highly if they don’t watch porn or don’t see Magic Mike. However, I do suggest that it is a good place to start. I believe that viewing these type of things devalue our relationships. I believe that it creates an image in our minds that competes with our spouses. I think we do that enough on our own. We don’t need to help it by going to see movies like Magic Mike or engage in any similar activity.
No one in my family is going to see Magic Mike. I won’t be going to a strip club.
Have you seen Magic Mike? Do you agree or disagree with my assessment?