The women of “Magic Mike XXL” don’t get played for laughs. There are no crazy women, no stage five clingers, no undesirables and no trolls. They are just women, in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and personality types, who want to have a good time and who are happy to tip generously when you make them forget to feel self-conscious about flashing their Spanx in public.

The most depressing thing about “Magic Mike XXL” is that two hours and 10 minutes of escapism amounts to a movie where women don’t have to worry about fearing the worst from men. Even in 2015, female wish fulfillment is largely centered around a modicum of basic human decency.

— Soraya Nadia McDonald, What women want: How ‘Magic Mike’ understands female desire
(via seriouslyamerica)