Magic Mike XXL is an almost euphoric experience, and against all odds (considering I am not at all the target demographic) it has fast become one of my favourite films of 2015 far. It is directed by Gregory Jacobs, a long-time collaborator with Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Side Effects, Ocean’s Eleven), serving as a producer and assistant director on many of his films. Writer/producer Reid Carolin, who has worked with lead star Channing Tatum on a number of projects including 21 Jump Street, returns for the screenplay. I read that 96% of the film’s US audience in its [disappointing] opening week were women. This doesn’t surprise me, but my goal here is to convince anyone and everyone to see this film.