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La Bare

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After stripping for the role of Big Dick Richie in 2012’s Magic Mike, Joe Manganiello set out with his brother, Nick, to make a documentary about men who drop trou as a way of life. So together they headed to La Bare, a Dallas-based male strip club that’s been around since 1978. “I really wanted as close to a scientifically controlled group as possible, and Dallas is about as American apple pie as you can get,” says Manganiello, who was especially impressed with the club’s commitment to excellence. “There’s a Great American Strip Off every year for the best male dancers in the world, and La Bare Dallas wins almost every year. It’s a hotbed of talent!”