Showtime aired the male-stripper documentary La Bare this weekend, and it was so douchey that I felt utterly cleansed inside after watching it. Actor Joe Manganiello came upon the Dallas strip club the film profiles and is named after while researching for his role of Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike. He was so inspired to document the happenings at the club— La Bare was initially intended to be a reality show , and boy does it feel like it. It is endearingly trashy. The only thing bigger than the personalities on screen are the packages.
So, yes, the men were hot. VERY hot. The show was not.
By Michael Kaplan. Rent Cheque is clearly not your typical strip club. Winning, however, usually requires more than merely stripping down. There is a man who shaved off his pubic hair. A lady covered herself in ersatz blood.