After hearing the next Magic Mike installment was going to be a stage show as opposed to a movie, we’ve been dying for a preview and the day has finally arrived. As part of Channing Tatum's latest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show he brought along his squad of sexy dancers along to give the crowd a sneak peek and it's all your wet, wildest dreams come true.
We're talking shirtless baes, group grinding, and 'Pony' pumping madness <33. After you pick your jaw up off the ground, get ready to #swoon even more as Channing explains his motivation for making Magic Mike Live.
Set to debut next year, Channing explains the show was inspired by talking to one of his friends who felt 'embarrassed' about seeing a male strip show in Vegas and he wants to 'balance the scales' in gender equality. "It's been going the other way for long enough now," he said. Amen to that.
He went on to explain that he wants Magic Mike Live to be, "women empowering…you know, equal opportunity objectification for everyone."
"We just thought, let's go make something cool, let's go make something really [good] for you guys. Hopefully we're going to be able to do that."
Ah Channing, this is just one of the many reasons why we love you to bits. You keep doing you. Also, we're totally here for more previews. Just sayin.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.au. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.