Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) steps behind the camera for LA BARE, a documentary film that goes behind the curtain, behind the stage and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.

Also Known As: ラ・ベア マッチョに恋して, La Bare

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  • ing-emiliano-lomeli
    ing emiliano lomeli

    After reading some reviews of the movie, I see a direct split from men and women with respect to the movie. This is typical and should not be an issue for debate, most men think all male exotic dancers are gay. That’s a myth created by insecure men. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m sure my movie had some sort of inspiration in the production of the movie. I released “$tripped Bare: The Documentary” August 2013, shot at La Bare Dallas, with several of the same dancers. The only difference is the fact I have one of the last interviews with Ruben Riguero, the footage that they could not acquire! Another difference is I myself was an exotic dancer while I approached the idea to make a documentary on the subject in 2009. I didn’t try to ride coattails of Magic Mike, I was already in production when Magic Mike’s trailer was released. I was in Post-Production on opening night. I’m not a hater, I’m an innovator!

  • liza-babak
    liza babak

    The most fascinating thing about this movie is not that the night club and nude male dancers create a fantasy for their clients, but that all people involved on-screen in the making of this documentary have a completely misguided idea (or fantasy) in their minds of what is really going on here. Do these people glamorize what they do because otherwise they would just be a lot of immoral perverts? It is apparent they believe their fantasy is the actual reality. For instance, and I found this to be the most comical part of the movie, one stripper states that their customer base is mostly hardworking business women who are “tough” and need to unwind. Unfortunately for him, every women shown at the club and interviewed as part of the documentary is, at best, white trailer trash. Maybe the important take away from this movie is: No matter what you do, or how awful or degrading or demeaning it is, you can convince yourself that it is important and honorable, and therefore, alright. Does anyone really think that this strip club is the reason so many of these women are able to cope with their life? Seems like most of them are already drinking excessively to overcome that burden.

  • jasmine-dickson
    jasmine dickson

    A rare (and bare…get it?) insight into a different kind of professional career. Namely Texas male strippers. Real life Magic Mike (a Steven Soderbergh movie for those who haven’t yet heard of it). The director Joe Manganiello has previously had a part in Magic Mike.This movie follows them on and off the stage, outside of the club training, getting Botox injections and doing private home strip shows. Tasteful and delightful for some I’m sure…In the middle of the movie it’s fun to see an assorted array of wanna be amateurs trying out for “a spot on the team”. Trying to qualify for a position as a stripper at the club. Needles to say almost all of them look mostly like comic relief…These guys are all the equivalent of overly body obsessed male bimbos. There is a good chance most of them might be secretly gay seeing their unbounded interest in their own and each others bodies. But that still doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a gem of a documentary!

  • sara-watson-duncan
    sara watson duncan

    This film is a rare insight into the famous male strip club and the super fit make strippers for ladies in Texas.Most people would not have a chance to have a glimpse into such a step club, and “La Bare” offers that glimpse into a world of unknown. The male strippers, called dancers, all have unbelievably fit bodies, and well maintained looks as well. They perform incredible acrobatics, circus acts and bodily movements that would wow the ladies and make guys jealous. The dancers are keen to dispel the stereotype that they are into drugs and alcohol. However, they make no secret of their super masculinity. The inclusion of the untimely demise of a dancer distracts from the main substance of the documentary, by its a necessary distraction as it’s an integral part of the club’s history.