Watch: Artists Use An Atlanta Strip Club to Hit the Big Time

The palatial Southern adult entertainment club in Magic Mike XXL may be the stuff of fantasy, but the real Magic City in Atlanta is a strip club where artists’ dreams rise and fall.

The club is part striptease central, part A&R scouting zone, a place where the crowd’s reaction to a new artist —or lack thereof — may make or break his or her career.

A forthcoming GQ/Conde Nast productions documentary from The Queen of Versailles’ Lauren Greenfield takes a look at Magic City, with cameos from artists like Future, as well as managers, DJs, dancers and other personalities.

Watch a preview below.

The entire uncensored video will be available on Friday at The Scene.