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Conceivably Leftist Cinema: MAGIC MIKE XXL (part 2 of 2)

“Ain’t there something money can’t buy?” – Nick Waterhouse           Magic Mike XXL makes its intentions and divergences from Magic Mike clear in its very first shot, opening as it does with a new colour-grading. We are moving from diagnosis to construction. The jaundice is in twilight, as the escape of escape the first film closed with, by the very nature of Mike’s appearance, has been recognised as fictive. Mike, as is elaborated in the opening act, has come to a deeper understanding of capital’s pervasiveness and machinations. Rather than seeing the stripper’s world alone as
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