Channing Tatum reveals stripping secrets

Channing Tatum was making women drool even before he started landing starring roles in movies. The former stripper confessed a few secrets from back in the day when he was just another male performer on stage. Channing stars as a male stripper in the upcoming movie Magic Mike and though there were some outrageous outfits for the cast, the mega-hunk says he’s always been a fan of the barely-there stripper outfits. “That was sort of my own thing when I actually did it because when I actually danced, I did a Boy Scout outfit and I thought it was the lamest thing ever,” said Tatum to MTV News. “And I did a clown thing, but my favorite thing I did [was a dance to an] Usher [song], and I was just like, ‘No I’m going to pick the song that I like. I’m going to dress like the song should be dressed for,’ and that was it. I wanted to be normal; I didn’t want to do the kinda iconic stripper things.”

The 32-year-old actor and his Magic Mike co-star Matthew McConaughey both appreciated the tassels on their costumes. “The tassels [on Matthew’s thongs] were my favorite,” Channing admits. The wardrobe department got the two buff actors into some skimpy outfits for the strip scenes throughout the exotic comedy. “The tassels, yes a lot of talk, but a lot of work, a lot of hours went into the tassels on Dallas’ thong,” said McConaughey. “The length of the tassel, the thickness of the tassel, what does it reveal, what does it not. It’s a great wardrobe, isn’t it? I loved getting the wardrobe together.” ~Graeme Mollison

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  1. Missy • June 28, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    So hot! I can’t wait to see this. What’s with Matthew Mcconaughey tho? He looks really gaunt, is he sick?

  2. Sarah • June 28, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

    I can’t waitttt to see this movie!! Although I’m not so excited about seeing Matthew McConaughey dancing around naked. He’s so old and nasty!!

  3. karyn • June 28, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Oh Hell YAH!!! Front row seats for this movie!!!

  4. Laura • June 28, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Uhh, speak for yourself …. remember age often brings experience .. I know they had fun on this film but I hope Matthew heads back to dramatic roles. He’s a very gifted actor and you don’t get to really see his full range in a comedy.

  5. MARY • June 28, 2012 @ 4:55 PM


  6. j • June 28, 2012 @ 5:00 PM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! some hot actors playing strippers.
    makes a gay man drool …

  7. Tammy • June 29, 2012 @ 8:21 PM

    Wooooow! yoooza..Cant wait to see this one. Especially cant wait to Channing Tatum dance he is so hot its ridiculous!

  8. LuvMyVamps! • June 29, 2012 @ 9:23 PM

    OMG PLEASE! Trueblood’s Joe Manganiello aka Werewolf Alcide puts these two dudes to shame…

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