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Male strippers are gross. I’ve always felt that way. Then…I got a chance to screen Magic Mike XXL and honey, let me tell you–male strippers are not gross. In fact, the cast of Magic Mike XXL is the antithesis of gross. Between Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Michael Strahan, Adam Rodriguez and my personal favorite, Twitch, you will be doing one of the following when you see this movie: drooling, sitting on the edge of your seat to get a closer look or screaming like you’re in the movie getting grinded on.

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So when it was announced that Twitch, my favorite dancer from “So You Think You Can Dance” and obviously my favorite Magic Mike XXL stripper was coming to the office, I was beside myself. Sidenote: Channing Tatyum is totally a close second when it comes to my favorite dancing BAEs.

Twitch and I talked about everything from why he’s not married to me to how he told his momma he’d be a stripper on the big screen to why he’s not named “Long Slong” in Magic Mike XXL. Check out the video above.


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