It’s the year of the all-female reboot – Ocean’s Eleven and Ghostbusters we’re looking at you – and Ellen DeGeneres is determined not to be left out.
And if that involves stripping, so be it.
The chat show host introduced the hilarious sneak-peek to her “new movie” Magic Michelle, an all-singing, all-dancing, all-girl version of Channing Tatum’s blockbuster hit Magic Mike during the programme this week and it looks like a film we would DEFINITELY go and see.
Striding across the stage in a pair of strategically unzippered utility overalls (side note, are those the same fake boobs she used the Halloween she dressed up as Sofia Vergara?!), Ellen is joined by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Olivia Munn and Chrissy Teigen as a squad of well-equipped but ill-prepared exotic dancers.
But nothing, not even Ellen dancing provocatively with a whipper-snipper, tops the moment Oprah appears, dressed in a sparkly corset and thigh-high leather boots and executes a perfect split.
No, we’re being serious.
Now that is a movie we need made.
After the trailer wrapped – and Ellen had stopped giggling – she explained to her audience that she had actually gone to the trouble of having Jenna, an award-winning dancer and Channing Tatum’s wife, whip her into shape for her moment in the spotlight.
“For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to have Jenna teach me some dance moves,” she said.
“And she kept telling me to drop it way down low and so now my down low hurts really, really bad.
“My knees are black and blue and I dunno how many times I… it was just a bad idea.
“I have new respect for strippers – give them more than singles, guys.”
If you need us, we’ll be getting those moves down for tomorrow night.