‘Magic Mike XXXL' Generates Mainstream Buzz

John Sanford

LOS ANGELES — “Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody,” the upcoming film from Wicked Pictures, is receiving pre-release mainstream coverage from sites such as Cosmopolitan.com, Uproxx.com, TheFrisky.com, and FilmDrunk.com.

Each of the sites featured teasers, trailers, photos, and posters from the parody, which will begin shipping on July 1, the same date as Hollywood’s film releases theatrically.

Directed by Brad Armstrong, “Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody” features Derrick Pierce as Mike, Ryan McLane as Dallas, Tommy Gunn as Big Dick Richie, Ryan Driller as Ken, Dick Chibbles as Tarzan, Seth Gamble as The Kid, and Tony Martinez as Tito.

The movie also includes Wicked Pictures contract stars jessica drake and Asa Akira, as well as Rob Piper, Misty Stone, India Summer, Jessa Rhodes, Kendra Lust, Adriana Chechik, Katrina Jade, Amirah Adara, Maddy O’Reilly, and Bridgette B.

In early June, women’s lifestyle site TheFrisky.com ran a side-by-side comparison of the porn parody’s actors with Hollywood’s actors. Editor Amelia McDonnell-Parry wrote, “‘Magic Mike XXL’ gets you all worked up, [and] ‘Magic Mike XXXL’ will finish you off, if you know what I mean…”

Uproxx.com scored an exclusive on the first SFW (safe-for-work) teaser for the movie; Cosmopolitan.com Weekend Editor Laura Beck spent a day on the set of “Magic Mike XXXL” and also was the home of the full-length SFW trailer’s exclusive premiere.

The trailer was also posted on Cosmo sites in the United Kingdom and Australia.

The first look at a promo poster for “Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody” came via FilmDrunk.com, part of the Uproxx entertainment network. 

The parody has also been featured on numerous radio stations, like 92.5 Kiss FM, 95.1 ZZO FM, and z100, as well as international sites Metro.co.uk, BBCNewsDay.com, Terra.es, and more.

“Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody” is a combination of both Hollywood movies, as Armstrong was able to parody parts of the sequel’s plot through trailers and media articles. A former stripper, Armstrong also drew upon his own experiences to make “Magic Mike XXXL” as realistic as possible. Having almost parodied the original in 2012, it was ultimately the sequel’s title that inspired Armstrong to follow through and begin production.