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‘Magic Mike XXL’ movie trailer puts a lot out there

(Left to right) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello as exotic dancers in the 2012 film “Magic Mike.” The sequel is expected in July.
(Left to right) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello as exotic dancers in the 2012 film “Magic Mike.” The sequel is expected in July.

A trailer for a film that comes out in July has stolen thunder from next week’s release of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The new spot for “Magic Mike XXL” redefines “teaser trailer,” with Channing Tatum doing his best Jennifer Beals-in-“Flashdance” by donning a welder’s mask before breaking into dance.

The 2012 film “Magic Mike” drew partly from Tatum’s experiences as an exotic dancer, and was directed by an Oscar winner, Steven Soderbergh. The film explored the dancer’s dream of making custom furniture.

The sequel is directed by close Soderbergh associate Gregory Jacobs and finds the dancer ... Oh who cares? Enjoy the abs.

Call The Bee’s Carla Meyer, (916) 321-1118. Follow her on Twitter @CarlaMeyerSB.

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