This One’s For The Ladies—and for Magic Mike fans seeking a peek at the real thing

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The lights are dimmed, and a mess of chairs and tables form a circle around a makeshift dance floor. It’s primed for the arrival of twins Tyga and Raw Dog, two impressively sculpted dancers who emerge shirtless, bodies bulging for a night of female-organized bacchanalia. Intense gyration and mock cunnilingus are but a…

A teenage bride finds pleasure inside and outside marriage in the sensuous The Third Wife

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It’s not uncommon in Asian cinema to depict female oppression—and resilience—through the historical lens of old patriarchal customs. Stories of entrapped concubines and mistresses in existential crisis take on the operatic dimensions of high tragedy; execution and suicide and all sorts of unhappy endings are meant to…