‘Magic Mike’ Trailer: Five Magical Scenes

We strip down the new sneak peek for the best moments of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and more.
By Kara Warner

Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike"
Photo: Warner Bros.

For those of us who've been dying to see "Magic Mike" since it was announced, Christmas came early Wednesday (April 18) in the form of the film's first official trailer.

For months we've been obsessing over as many details as we could find — from the first official photos to chance encounters with the cast and their hilarious stories of thong mishaps. And now we finally have two minutes of glorious footage to watch over and over again.

Here are the five key scenes in the "Magic Mike" trailer:

Classic Cop Routine
The trailer opens with Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer knocking on the door of a party, dressed as local police officers. "We keep getting complaints of noise and underage drinking," Tatum says in a serious tone to the all-female crowd, before pinning one lady against the wall for further questioning. "Everybody sit down because we're going to be here for a while."

"You don't have anything sharp on you that I can stick myself with, do you?"

"No," the girl says anxiously.

"Good, because I do," Tatum says saucily before we hear the telltale ripping noise that means he's just expertly exited his uniform.

Channing Busts a Move
Those of us who've been following Tatum's career since his star-making turn in "Step Up" are well aware that the man has moves, and they are on full display in this trailer. We see Tatum working it with a little boy-band choreography, doing some breakdancing, flipping through the air, spinning from the ceiling, etc. It's all in the name of putting on a good show and stripping down to his skivvies, which we don't actually see. "You are the husband they never had," we hear strip-club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) say to Tatum's Magic Mike in voice-over. "You are that dreamboat guy that never came along."

McConaughey Being McConaughey
We are not at all surprised that McConaughey's character Dallas looks right at home onstage, putting it all out there for a bunch of ladies. "The law says you cannot touch, but I see a lot of lawbreakers out there," he says to a squealing crowd, wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, a leather vest and blue jeans, all the while flashing that million-dollar grin of his — not to mention the several quick shots of McConaughey in action as part of the male revue, as well as his own stunt as some kind of fire-breather.

Introducing Cody Horn
Who knew we'd see so much of the female characters in this first spot? The lady who's front and center is Cody Horn, an up-and-coming actress whose work you might have seen on "The Office." Horn is introduced as the girl-next-door/sister to Pettyfer's character, who falls for Mike and attempts to keep him grounded in reality. There are a lot of cute and flirty moments between Horn and Tatum's characters, and it's obvious that Horn's "normal girl" will be the one to eventually convince "Magic Mike" to hang up his stripper shoes and pursue his dreams of going into custom furniture design. Yup, furniture design.

Disappointing Amounts Of Bomer And Manganiello
We're not ones to complain or anything, but because we know exactly how many gorgeous men are in this film's cast, we expected to see a lot more of them in the trailer. There was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of "True Blood" heartthrob Joe Manganiello hurting his back mid-tease, but it was entirely too short. And where in the heck was blue-eyed cutie Matt Bomer? We're hoping they're holding onto the proverbial goods for unveiling in future teasers.

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