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Strong Female Performances in a Masculine Film

Magic Mike XXL is a film that was released to theaters worldwide in 2015 and is the spirited sequel of the 2012 film Magic Mike, which starred Channing Tatum as the lead role of Mike, who, along with his entourage of friends, became male strippers in order to develop fame and fortune. The original film made Tatum’s name famous, this second film takes place after Mike’s career as a stripper has ended and the character is now running his own furniture business. Alongside Tatum is actress Crystal Hunt, who plays the powerful female character Lauren.

Crystal Hunt is primarily known for her role as Stacy Morasco in the syndicated television drama series One Life to Live as well as Lizzie Spaulding in Guiding Light. Her role as Lizzie gained her an Daytime Emmy nomination, labeling her as a talented female performer.

Since she was two years old Hunt has been involved in performance, sprouting her roots through pageant participation and spreading out from this origin point into commercials and eventually into television programming and film.

The film itself is a surprisingly entertaining sequel, one that you would not consider to be as interesting or developed as the original, although shockingly this is not the case. There are some individuals who claim that this film is a pro-feminist movie, and to a degree there are aspects of that present, with strong female performances and characters successfully supporting the masculine caricature that is Tatum’s Mike, who strives to rediscover his excitement for dancing and to escape the hum-drum daily grind of his new career choice. The film is worth your time if you are looking for an exhilarating take on the male stripper industry.

Hunt’s role as Lauren in Magic Mike XXL gives her the opportunity to increase her fan base, and her chance to work alongside such powerful names as Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith and other Hollywood profiles has given her the star power she needs to break out of her position as a television based actress into a larger entertainment environment.  Check out her official photography website for more on this up and coming actress.

Queens of Drama’s Crystal Hunt

Queens of Drama is an American scripted television series on Pop that follows former soap opera stars as they ban together to form a production company to produce a new drama pilot of their very own. Queens of Drama made its television debut in April, 2015 and the first season has 10 episodes including the pilot. The series stars many well known primetime and daytime stars including Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, Chrystee Pharris, and Crystal Hunt along with Donna Mills who plays a fictional version of herself staring as the queen bee of the group.

The Queens of Drama star, crystal Hunt ranks in as one of the shows actresses with quite an illustrious acting past. Hunt began her career at the young of two when she participated in pageants with her pageant talent being acting. As she grew up, Hunt appeared in many commercials and eventually landed herself a role on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light , in which she played the character of Lizzie Spaulding. Metacritic indicates that this was her part in this series that won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. After leaving the show in 2006, Hunt went on to star in a number of other films and shows including The Derby Stallion and ABC’s One Life to Live.

Her Facebook fans feel Crystal Hunt brings a great deal of business expertise and experience to her role on Queens of Drama where her character is fictitious version of herself. Hunt says a lot of her past roles and most importantly her role on Guiding Light greatly contributed to her part in this series. Hunt said in an interview with examiner that the show features many suspenseful moments and that the series does a wonderful job of showing how different talents and leadership styles both clash and mesh in order to make the production come to life.

Season 2 of Queens of Drama has yet to be announced but a casting call has been issued giving avid watchers a hopeful outlook for things to come in 2016.