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‘Magic Mike XXL’: Feminist, or Just Pandering?

'Magic Mike XXL': Feminist, or Just Pandering?

Is “Magic Mike XXL” a feminist breakthrough, or it just Hollywood’s way of pandering to women? In a Huffington Post Live segment. the Washington Posts’ Soraya Nadia McDonald, Deadspin’s Puja Patel, Cosmopolitan’s Patti Greco and, uh, me talk to HuffPo’s Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani about whether this pleasure-seeking sequel, whose opening-weekend audiences were a staggering 96 percent female, is a step forward or just has some sexy moves.

Supplementary reading: McDonald’s “What Women Want: How ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Understands Female Desire,” Greco’s “‘Magic Mike XXL’ Understands That You Deserve to Be Worshipped,” and Patel’s more skeptical, “‘Magic Mike XXL’ Wants to Be a Feminist Fantasy, and Almost Succeeds,” 

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