— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) August 31, 2014
THANK YOU!! Your downloads placed @labarefilm in the #Top10 for iTunes! If you haven’t seen the #Documentary I directed & produced with my brother & @359inc partner, @nickmanganiello, you can download it here: http://t.co/KfREqlECFl | Have a great #LaborDay weekend! – #JoeManganiello #359inc #LaBare
Joe visited with The Cinema Source to talk LaBare, True Blood and more with Dan Deevy. Here’s the video and more from the event.
It’s not everyday that one of the most physically perfect men on the planet takes the time to visit your office, so when actor / director Joe Manganiello stopped by the TCS Studio last week to chat about his new film La Bare, we made sure to document each and every moment of the experience. La Bare is an insider’s look at the history, the lives and the culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas. 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.
Gallery Link: August | The Cinema Source
Produced by Joe Manganiello & Nick Manganiello with 3:59 INCORPORATED. Distributed by Main Street Films.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. Since the birth of the male review in the late 1970s, the greatest male strippers in the world can all be traced back to one club… La Bare Dallas. These are the true stories behind the magic of the men and women of La Bare. Directed by Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike).
Quotes from Director/Producer, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike):
“When I got the call letting me know that not only was Stephen Soderbergh not retiring but that he was offering me the role of “Big Dick Richie” in his new movie about male strippers, Magic Mike, I honestly didn’t know what to think. I, like most of the mass general public was full of pre-conceived notions about the profession of male entertainment.”
“Throughout all of Magic Mike‘s success, the one prevailing compliment/complaint I received from just about everyone who saw the film was that they wanted more of the guys. People were unanimously interested in knowing more about our characters, who they were, where they lived, how they grew up, who they dated, etc. So, when my brother and I started our production company 3:59 in the late fall of last year, we decided that as our first order of business, we’d take a small crew to Dallas to see if we could find a story capable of satisfying everyone’s curiosity. What we found was a goldmine.”
“In La Bare, we set out to give audiences a privileged, behind the curtains look at one of the most mysterious and misunderstood professions that has ever existed and what we uncovered was something that transcended anything we could have ever hoped for. Lucky for us we had the cameras pointed in the right direction.”
La Bare marks the feature film directorial debut for Manganiello.
He is best known to audiences for his roles as “Big Dick Richie” in Steven Soderbergh‘s male stripper phenomena Magic Mike and as werewolf “Alcide Herveaux,” on HBO’s True Blood for which he has won both critical and popular praise. In 2012 the readers of Entertainment Weekly Magazine voted him, “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time.”
2013 saw Manganiello publish his first book, EVOLUTION through Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books to overwhelming demand, forcing a second print within its first week of release. He holds a BFA in Acting from The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and could most recently be seen on stage as “Stanley Kowalski” at the Yale Repertory Theatre’s first ever production of A Streetcar Named Desirethis past fall.
Recently, he was seen alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington as DEA Agent “Joseph “Grinder” Phillips,” in writer/director David Ayer‘s film Sabotage and reprised his role as “Alcide Herveaux” for the final season of HBO’s True Blood. Manganiello is the President/CEO of 3:59 INCORPORATED, a production company with a full slate of projects in development for 2014 that he runs alongside his brother/producing partner Nick Manganiellobased out of Los Angeles.
Source Credits: The Cinema Source, Dan Deevy
Joe Manganiello recently sat down with Larry King on his Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to discuss his directorial debut “La Bare” showcasing the world of male exotic dancing, the end of “True Blood”, what very personal item he took with him from set and his special new romance with Sofia Vergara. Joe was also recently named People Magazine’s ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Bachelor’.
The ‘Bachelor’ told Larry that he felt “True Blood” “opened up a whole world for me” and discussed how special it was and also responded to how flattering the fans reactions were to Alcide’s death. “I’m kind of taken aback. I hope nobody does anything too drastic. I mean, getting drunk and howling at the moon, I’m all for. He was a big hearted character. I love those characters and I look for those characters.” He also discussed ‘Magic Mike’, the upcoming sequel and his take on Channing Tatum’s success.
The news of his relationship with Emmy winner Sofia Vergara has been swirling around town. “She became single and I knew I had a very small window of opportunity and I wasn’t going to let it go and I just went after it.”
Joe Manganiello wrapped up his interview by answering social media questions from some of his biggest fans including what he was going to do if he weren’t an actor, spoiler: he wanted to be a man in uniform.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to wish we were Sofía Vergara, this happens.
The beautiful actress’ ultra hunky boyfriend Joe Manganiello stopped by E! News to chat about his chiseled bod (sigh!), his male stripper documentary La Bare (ooh!) and the Magic Mike sequel (eek!)—oh, and of course, his relationship with the Colombian bombshell. And that’s when our man Joe revealed that his lady reaps the benefits of having a Magic Mike star as her beau. Yes, you’re gonna get so jealous that it hurts.
“Well, you know, I need to practice getting ready for Magic Mike 2. So, that’s all I have to say,” Manganiello admitted when asked if Vergara gets a private viewing of his stripper moves.
Additionally, Joe dished the deets on a funny photo that surfaced of him checking out Vergara’s backside at the White House Correspondents Dinner months before they began dating.
“C’mon you can’t put that in front of me. What am I supposed to do? I’m not going to apologize,” he said. “I totally got busted. That was actually funny when we first started dating, months after that.”
He continued, “We had talked, I guess, or kinda bumped into each other but we didn’t start dating until she was single. She had a boyfriend at that time, so I probably could’ve gotten into a fight for doing that. I’m not trying to start a fight at the White House.”
When he wasn’t dishing on his ladylove, Manganiello talked about his highly anticipated sequel taht will begin shooting “in a few weeks.”
So what can fans expect from Magic Mike 2? “More of the guys. It’s gonna be all of the guys, getting the band back together and we’re gonna go hit the road and cause some mayhem. Some trouble,” he said. In the meantime, Joe’s been keeping busy behind the camera, shooting his documentary La Bare, available on VOD now, which is based on a male strip club in Dallas.
“I wanted to get back into directing. Directing is how I fell in love with acting. I started directing in high school, I made movies in college, so this is always something I’ve done at every level and I wanted to get back into doing that.”
Atiqah Rosle sat down with Joe recently and asked a few questions. Here’s an excerpt you can read the rest over at FYeah! Joe Manganiello.
He points out how interesting the process of fitting a show to a network is, which is similar to the experience of trying out for a role.
“I always wind up at the right place at the right time. It’s not really what I ever think,” He adds, referring to a period when he wasn’t able to accept acting projects due to scheduling conflicts. He was, in the end, offered another project… one that lead him to produce and direct the award-winning documentary, La Bare.
What would he choose if he had to pick between acting in a cable TV show or a movie? Joe doesn’t hesitate, “Some of the best storytelling going on right now is happening on cable TV. I’d rather work on a good TV show than work in a bad movie.”
You probably know Joe Manganiello’s face… or abs… as an actor on True Blood or Magic Mike or Spider-Man. But he grew up in Pittsburgh making movies with his brother. And they get back to it with the documentary, La Bare. Joe talked to David Poland about the early years, his aspirations, and some personal research he did for Magic Mike in this first half of the 2-part DP/30 conversation. Published on Aug 18, 2014
Joe Manganiello talks about learning to dance for Magic Mike and the parade of execs that kept showing up on set… the things strippers in La Bare are not supposed to do and how they all happened… his preference for collaborative directors… his book… how Moby set him straight about crossing lines between acting and directing… and more… Published on Aug 21, 2014
Shot in Los Angeles, August 2014
A special episode of the Schmoes Know Movies show! Actor/director Joe Mananiello joins us in studio for a very special interview to talk about the documentary he directed “La Bare.” Joe talks about his time on Magic Mike and how that gave him the street credit to film the documentary about the famous Texas club La Bare. We also chat to Joe about almost being Superman, what characters he would like to play in the DC universe and he shares his love of The Dark Crystal.