Magic Mike XXL Features Strong Female Characters
The Kings of Tampa are at it again with Magic Mikes theatrical return to the big screen. In what is being heralded as one of the biggest movies of the summer, “Magic Mike XXL”, picks back up three years after Mike left la vida loca at the top of his game. In this summers theatrical return there are some old familiar faces as well as some new cast members on board.
The Kings of Tampa are ready to leave stripping and move on, but before the Kings can leave the stage for good they are determined to give a farewell performance that people are sure to remember. The men make their way to Myrtle Beach where Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) will make an appearance for their final show. On the road, as the Kings prepare for retirement, they make some stops and come across a strong cast of eccentric characters.
One of the more pleasant surprises in the film is the strong list of female characters. Matt Bomer, who plays Ken in the film told Time Magazine that he sees the women in the film as as, “portrayed beautifully” three-dimensional characters.
In Magic Mike XXL the storyline is supported by a strong cast of women. Appearances from actresses such as Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Rhoda Griffis, Raeden Greer, Jane McNeill, and Kimberley Drummond grace the film with fun and sometimes funny performances. Among the cast of eccentric female characters is Lauren, played by Crystal Hunt. Hunt is best known for her role on the CBS daytime soap Guiding Light, for which received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2005.
Crystal had this to say about working on the film, “As an actress, it was an honor to be casted and work with such talented individuals… As a woman, it was actually an empowering role and the comradery among the females on set was apparent.”
Magic Mike XXL is currently in theaters but set to release on DVD October 6, 2015.