Matt Bomer on the extreme manscaping required to play stripper in Magic Mike

'I’m not going to say it was fun, and personally I will never do it again'

Matt Bomer on the extreme manscaping required to play stripper in Magic Mike
15 June 2012

Matt Bomer is shedding some light on the degree of manscaping he and his castmates had to endure to portray strippers in the film Magic Mike which hits theaters on June 29.

Bomer stars alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alez Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello in the movie and the only hair viewers will see is what is on their heads.

Bomer talked to about the extreme manscaping of his nether regions required since he and the others are sometimes wearing as little as a G-string – or less.

‘We all had to go there,’ Bomer said this week. ‘I’m not going to say it was fun, and personally I will never do it again, but for that project it was necessary. We were all in the boat together.’

The White Collar star added: ‘What was important to me was to tell the story authentically, and I wanted to reflect what the dancers in real life do. And that’s part of their job.’

While some might think playing a male stripper is just a matter of taking your clothes off, Bomer says he did his research.

‘It was us against the world,’ he said of he and his famous co-stars. ‘But in a lot of ways, that was the mentality of a lot of exotic dancers I talked to. It’s a profession that’s not widely accepted by the general populace, so even though they raz each other and it is a sort of locker room environment, they help each other out and look out for each other, and I feel like that’s something we picked up on.’



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