Backstage at HunkOMania in Times Square, a half dozen male dancers put the finishing touches on their already perfect physiques: greasing their washboard abs with oil, making their biceps bulge with resistance bands and adjusting their postage-stamp-sized Speedos.
A chorus of “Take it off!” builds to a frenzied crescendo outside as the club full of bachelorettes and birthday girls rub their singles together.
REVIEW: CHANNING TATUM, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY SHOW THEIR SKILL IN 'MAGIC MIKE'
But that’s where the similarities to Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike” end. Unlike Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in the male revue movie, who engage in plenty of gratuitous sex and drug use, the Big Apple’s burlesque dancers are perfect gentlemen.