Alex Pettyfer: “I want to be objectified,” no one “gets tired of screaming girls”

Alex Pettyfer

Here are a few photos of Magic Mike actor Alex Pettyfer during his visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote the male stripper film that comes out this weekend. Throughout this press tour, Alex has been a very good boy (with a sexy accent), and Kaiser has noted that Alex is playing it pretty safe as opposed to the douchetastic things he usually says during interviews for his other movies. This time around, however, is all about impressing the public (after a few box-office disasters, namely I Am Number Four and Beastly) and staying in good graces with director Steven Soderbergh. So for now, we shall attempt to forget that Alex has a “Thank You” tattoo above his crotch and just focus on the words … maybe. Well now Alex is telling us that he wants to be objectified. Should we humor him, or is our collective lust genuine?

Alex Pettyfer

Oh, Magic Mike — we just can’t seem to get enough info about this surprisingly complex comedy about male strippers.

The R-rated film is loosely based on star Channing Tatum’s real-life stripper past, was directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh and features a very attractive ensemble cast including “True Blood” werewolf Joe Manganiello, “White Collar” star Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer and leading lady Cody Horn.

When MTV News caught up with the cast recently, we asked them to address the subject of male objectification and whether the guys felt any discomfort in playing sex objects or from all the screams and cat calls from the female extras in the audience for their stripping scenes.

“There’s no such thing as male objectification, and I think that’s what we’re exposing with this movie,” Manganiello said. “It doesn’t exist. We really don’t care. I think for the most part, it’s just about having fun. It’s like, ‘Leave all that outside.’ ” “It’s an interesting story to be a part of with an amazing director and a great cast that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time,” Bomer added. “However that’s going to be marketed and perceived is sort of out of our hands. We just had a great time telling the story.”

“I want to be objectified, but I don’t feel it,” Pettyfer said.

Somehow, in the midst of all that unabashed admiration for their stripping, the guys just can’t come to terms with any of that enthusiasm being negative, and we are almost inclined to agree. Relative newcomer Cody Horn, who plays Tatum’s love interest and Pettyfer’s sister in the film, offered an insightful perspective on the subject.

“They are objectified as a whole, as a group, but it was fun. It was fun as a girl to be a part of something that objectifies men,” Horn said. “Because whether they know it or not, maybe that’s just a testament to that they have no idea what it feels like. … I think they had such fun doing it that it doesn’t feel the same as when a woman is objectified.”

“I don’t think anyone gets tired of screaming girls,” Pettyfer pointed out.

“It’s high time that those tables be turned!” Bomer said.

[From MTV News]

Yes, it’s all well and good that Pettyfer wants everyone to drool over him during his inaugural stage performance — stripping to “Like a Virgin” — but I think many of us are prone to be distracted to Matt Bomer’s presence within that interview. Yes, let’s turn those tables, Bomer. Now bend over.

In the meantime, Collider has a fetching video compilation of of 12 new Magic Mike clips that just might satisfy curiosity until the movie comes out in two days. Do I sound like a PR agent for this movie? Sorry. My excitement cannot be helped. If anyone is in need of a cold shower, however, Joe Manganiello is happy to supply the goods:

The “True Blood” cast and crew are used to Joe Manganiello strutting around without much clothing on.

Even so, they weren’t about to let his role as Big D*ck Richie in Magic Mike go unnoticed.

In fact, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård got in on some of the stripping fun…

“They knew what I did on my hiatus so as soon as I showed up back on set, they were all pointing and doing the body rolling,” Manganiello, 35, tells me. “There was a week on set where Steven, Anna and Alex and I were working together and we were humping chairs, humping the trashcans. We were humping everything in sight on set. It become a huge joke to the point that I was skipping onto the set and saying, ‘Did somebody order a werewolf?'”

We could only imagine what they’ll do once they see the scene in which Manganiello is shown, um, fluffing himself with a plastic p-nis pump.

“It’s like a medieval torture device,” he said. “I tell everyone that we were such a low-budget film we couldn’t afford fluffers so they were like, ‘Here ya go.'”

Manganiello imagines the day he dies and he’s included in the Oscars’ in memoriam package. “I want the frosted clouds around the edge of the screen and then you just see me pumping,” Manganiello cracked.

Even with all the big-screen nakedness, Manganiello also said, “Honestly, between that and what I do this season on True Blood, I don’t know what’s worse.”


“If I wasn’t on Cinemax’s radar yet, I should be now,” he laughed. “I’ll have a very impressive soft-core porn reel by the end of the summer.”

[From E! Online]

Yuck. I’m usually all about the physical hotness of Joe Manganiello (and the return of “The Man”), but I have to admit that the thought of him humping a trash can really kills the latent desire. Were these used trash cans or brand new ones? My OCD demands an answer. No matter what, this interview just qualified Manganiello as a candidate for the Douche Club.

Joe Manganiello

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  1. marie says:

    ha ha ha, at least he’s honest.. Ob-jec-tify, Ob-jec-tify, Ob-jec-tify.. I’m sure I’ll have to remind myself to blink while watching..

    That shiny suit is horrible, he reminds me of Fuzzy-Wuzzy Bear.

  2. Katie says:

    Men will never know objectification because they’ll never be devalued the way women have been. It’s about power.

  3. normades says:

    I think this Pettyfer kid is super hot. Yum and yum.

  4. n says:

    I don’t know maybe there’s something wrong with me but I really don’t get turned on by almost naked men, unless it’s my husband.
    However, when I see a man dressed in a black slim suit or something more extravagant still in a suit….then I scream and shout!
    So I won’t be seeing this movie and even if I did, it would be the type of movie that makes you feel sooo embarrassed while wachting it.

    • someone says:

      i completely agree!! a guy in a nice suit gets me more than a naked dude. good thing i’m majoring in Business, i get to see a lot of good looking guys suited up for presentations and meetings 😉

    • Reece says:

      I prefer men in suits too. Always.
      But a stripper movie with guys not women…I can’t miss that. 🙂

      • Carolyn says:

        Agree. For a lot of men, less shown is more. A man who wears a suit well is a glorious thing. But then Magic Mike is what it is. I can look at Alex and the others and smile and just not think of all the stoopid things they’ve said…except Channing does seem genuine.

  5. Jane says:

    He’s such a douche. He had a lot of bad press last year. I can tell he’s really trying to appear less douchey, but I’m not convinced.

  6. Laura says:

    Pettyfer is a douche and Mangello is known for embellishing stories or just outright making crap up. So two douches in a pod.

  7. Moi says:

    Could be worse, his tattoo could say “You’re Welcome”. 😀

  8. Intercontinental says:

    In a word..shallow! 😝

  9. lori says:

    Everyone was making him out to be the next big thing the past few years. I hope his ego has deflated.

  10. GoodCapon says:

    Awful sideburns.

    He’s honest, I’ll give him that. But still I don’t think it’s right for him to say this in public!

  11. likeduh! says:

    seriously guys he was joking about the tattoo!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Save your breath to cool your porridge hon. I’m convinced as well that he was joking about the tattoo and that most of what he said in prior interviews is mostly tongue in cheek but bad press spreads fast and lingers long.

      I’m not quite ready yet to label him a douche.

      • Eve says:

        I’m not quite ready yet to label him a douche.

        Me neither. Will wait a little more for that.

  12. Jenna says:

    I don’t want to objectify either of them. Eww.

  13. Veruca says:

    Joe must have developed a thing for the trash cans. It might explain that suit.

  14. Madamanda says:

    I just know that after this Friday, the span of my life will be divided into two parts: the time Before I Saw Matt Bomer Mostly Naked and Simulating Sex Acts… and the time After.

  15. Ana says:

    Loathe as I am to defend this guy, the tattoo does not actually say ‘Thank You’. It’s supposed to be his name in Japanese. The whole ‘thank you’ thing was just a very bad joke.

  16. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Pettydouche, I´d hit him so hard and then shamefully sneak out his appartment the next morning.

    • Eve says:

      Then that would be two of us.

      But right at the moment we were leaving, I’d push you out of the door so you’d be the one caught by the paps (while I ran in the opposite direction)…*evil laughter*

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Yeah, let´s have a threesome, but he will be disappointed when we are focused more on each other than him.

      • I Choose Me says:

        @Eve and stella.

        Thanks for making me choke on my water girls. 😀

        I see you and I are going to have to throw down at some point Eve. We like too many of the same men.

      • Eve says:

        @ I Choose Me:

        Nah, we can always share. Tom Hiddleston, for instance, who has great hands (you’re the one who likes hands too, right?)…well, he has two of them!

        But lately I’ve been obsessing really hard over Oscar Isaac. So you can have Hiddleston all for yourself for a couple of days.

  17. NerdMomma says:

    Frankly, I don’t get it. Not much to see with Pettyfer. He’s physically unattractive with a bad personality.

    But for some reason he makes me miss Ryan Phillipe. What happened to that sexy man?

  18. Shannon says:

    I remember this kid from Storm Breaker and I hate the fact that kid is a douche bag. He seems way off base and not too bright.

  19. Madamanda says:

    I’ll be honest. I’m not seeing this movie “for the articles”. Is he the brightest, most classy of men? Who gives a shit.

    • NerdMomma says:

      Unfortunately, the trailer I saw made it look like this movie has a plot. So, I will not be seeing it. I’ll wait for someone to make a montage of the strip scenes and post it online 🙂

  20. dizzy says:

    Still a douche.