Matt Bomer Will Eat Fried Chicken in a ‘Mean, Mean Way’ After Magic Mike Shirtless Scenes Are Over

10/27/2014 at 02:05 PM ET

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You can feel a little sorry for the actors playing strippers in Magic Mike XXL, which is currently shooting in Savannah, Georgia.: They might be surrounded by some of the finest Southern food in the country, but in order to maintain their dollar-bill–ready bodies, they aren’t supposed to be eating any of it.

“We definitely stay away from the amazing Southern cooking here in Savannah,” Matt Bomer told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the Savannah Film Festival on Sunday. “The guys have all tried to have a sense of solidarity and support each other in terms of our discipline.”

That solidarity appeared to be evident at the festival, when Bomer accepted the Spotlight Award and was joined by castmates Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Donald GloverStephen Boss and Kevin Nash.

But Bomer, who grew up in Texas, has his eye on the future. “Once those shirtless scenes are over I’m sure we’re going to dip into some fried chicken in a mean, mean way.” (We’d love to belly up to a communal table with these guys at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, known for serving some of the area’s best fried chicken.)

To succeed in this film, which also stars Channing Tatum, it sounds like mastering willpower is almost as crucial as getting those sexy dance moves just right.

—Lexi Dwyer, reporting by Polly Stramm

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Does anyone really read these inane articles?

Flo on

Thought Michael Strahan was in it, can’t see him acting.

Flo on

Does anyone read these, just a question??? Put DCD on all my posts. Which means duplicate comment detected, which usually isn’t true. Then it is posted. !

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I love Twitch!!!

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I love this man! He is so amazingly HOT! I wish I could meet him ❤

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