Woke up this morning to find that the blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Steven Soderbergh's upcoming must-see movie, Magic Mike, may be featuring FULL FRONTAL NUDITY! Exciting? Well, don't get too worked up. The big problem with this so-called news is that its source is Ted Casablanca at E! Online, and he may be the most unreliable gossip columnist alive. When you look at the article carefully, there seems to be a lot of speculation and not much in the way of reporting.
Stephen isn't afraid of going there," a source thisclose to the picture tells us when we asked about the possibility of full frontal. "I'm sure he will do it."
Just to analyze that paragraph a bit, Casablanca (real name: Bruce Bibby) is quoting an unnamed source, who is "thisclose", which actually means nothing, and who is merely stating his opinion. Alert the media! Oops, too late, somebody already did. The rest of the article is Casablanca telling us who he thinks will actually be displaying the family jewels. He's guessing Alex.
Interestingly, a more substantial indication that Magic Mike might contain substantial nudity came months ago, in at article at The Vulture Their source, who is thisclose to the picture, was Alex Pettyfer.
As for how much skin he's prepared to reveal, Pettyfer said, "I'm not sure yet." Is he still deciding whether he'd go full-frontal for the role? "It's not so much still deciding," he said. "I will do whatever needs to be done."