Magic Mike XXL Is Basically 'The Odyssey,' But With Butts
Helena Fitzgerald

Is it possible to give 100 claps? And I haven’t even seen the film. But this is a brilliant breakdown, and takedown, of the hero’s journey. And it made me laugh. And it made me want to see a precipitous rise in the incidence of “joyful extended sexdance sequences.” Especially a re-do of Return of the Jedi, as suggested by the author. Our sad, cynical, apocalyptic American culture needs this more than ever.