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Maybe all this economy needs are a few more perverted stuffed animals and male strippers.

The movies "Ted" and "Magic Mike" shattered previous R-rated records by each bringing in well more than $21 million apiece over the weekend.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out my editor's hilarious count of his trip to see "Magic Mike" with his wife.

"As for actual review: Typical stripper-with-heart-of-gold flick. One stripper had much more encased in gold," he reports.

The LA Times reports the films capitalized on different audiences, with 56 percent of the "Ted" audience being male. Meanwhile, "Magic Mike" attracted a 73 percent female audience (plus my editor!).

I'm down to see either movie, but if I had to choose, I'd be leaning more toward "Ted."

Just listen to this synopsis: Starring "Mark Wahlberg as a man whose best friend is his potty-mouthed teddy bear."

Sold!

On a somewhat related note, have you ever seen the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated"? It's an interesting look at the secret world behind movie ratings. It's streaming on Netflix, if you have a couple free hours!


This Film Is Not Yet Rated - Trailer by toma-uno