May 2nd, 2011
09:48 AM ET
Channing Tatum's stripper past inspires movie
Channing Tatum is baring all about his stripper beginnings in an upcoming movie based on his experience as an exotic dancer.
As Marquee previously reported, Tatum performed at a Tampa club as Chan Crawford in 1999. Now, director Steven Soderbergh is making a drama inspired by the actor's stint there, reports Deadline.
In the film, the "21 Jump Street" star will play a veteran dancer who teaches a newcomer how to hustle on and off stage. Expect lots of partying and women.
"This was a wild and pivotal time in my life," says Tatum, "and I couldn't be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven."
Adds Soderbergh, "When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I'd ever heard for a movie. I said I wanted in immediately. It's sexy, funny and shocking. We're using 'Saturday Night Fever' as our model, so hopefully we're on the right track."
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What a fantastic story thank you pretty considerably for sharing with us.
I really liked the article, and the very cool blog
Yeah, more gross movies that offer you nothing-not even entertainment anymore.
Who gives a rat's **s? I guess they are scraping the bottom of the barrell for movie ideas. This one should probably do about as well as Showgirls. His acting is about as bad as Liz Berkeley's was in that turkey.
@Superhiro I am a girl!!!!!!!
@N. I am gonna take your schlong and schlob dat knob till every last salty drop trickles down the pipes!! I heard that you be packin 3 inches and I think Extenze may help boost you up to 4!! Let's hook up so I can slam you in da pooper!!
seriously superhiro the g@y comments are weird!!!if u are so hopelessly g@y than find yourself a man on those dating sites!!!i will excuse b lo me because i know he is bein hacked.
I sure could go for a big black d!ck in my mouth.
This was already done. Marc Singer played the experienced role and Greg Something-or-other from Tapper John played the "new" guy.
Cher: "Im so proud that she.....i mean he....i mean it has the courage to go and mutilate her....i mean his...i mean its body and pretend to be something she....i mean he...i mean it isnt. What mother...does that still make me her....i mean his...i mean its mother? Lord am I confused!
They really need to remove public access to the internet at high schools. You 14 year olds shouldn't be allowed to post from 8AM to 4PM.
Im gonna tell on you !
Only stripping I saw was osama getting his life stripped! Osaaama?? You alive...?? DID THE BIG BAD USA SMOKE YOUR ASS...?? Oh im soo sorry. Burn in hell!
The club he worked at in Tampa is still there ~ it is a gay bar.
I would love to see channings big hard goober swinging around and spewing mayonnaise all over...YUMMY!
MOoooooom. You said I could stay outta school today ! I got a fever !
I will be the first in line for these tickets!!!! Yummy!!!
Sorry about Tim. He's been a real disappointment to me. He doesn't even like baseball.
i think tatum should be the star in his own movie.
he better be the actor.
i think more ppl would see it if he was.
hes hawtt and an actor so why not?
i think it sounds interesting though but very provacative
It's about time we get to see a man stripping.... Now all your wifes/girlfriends will have something to drool over and dream about at night. Bring it! This man is HOT!
The reason you like channing so much is he reminds you of your gay husband who never screws you anymore.
Harold, there is no need to talk about yourself in the third person – we KNOW.
I guess I'm just gay.
Man, I could have gotten you a part in a pirate movie if you'd just asked! Sorry about your career.
Tim, stop playing with my computer and go to school.
I would love to see a love scene with Channing and Chaz Bono...SO HOT!
Just like The Royal Wedding... WHO CARES!!
Is this really news-worthy? He's not even a good actor
you are all sick puppies. he is a guy.
channing tatum isn't a great actor, but i will gladly watch him on mute 😉
I guess that is what i get for not reading the article. just gross. . . . .
OH crud. I thought he was a girl. With good milkers. This is just gross. Guys need to keep their clothes on. This is just really really GLEE gross.
What was your first clue that he was a man? The picture?
As long as there is much weenie touching and weenie petting then Im all for Channings movie.
Not surprising that this guy can shake his money maker. Cause he sure can't act!
He sucks! Total scene chewer. Total line reader. Total one note pony. Perhaps he will take it all off so we can see what he is using to get these roles!
One can only hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEAH ! She would show peoples her thingies ! Thingies are COOL !
No wonder President Obama was so slow to show his birth certificate, he was busy doing important stuff.
Haha! That was an awesome Obama plug! LOL I am totally LOL good work "Donald Trumph" 😉
obama comments here? Are you sick? Obsessed? Bitter?
Uggg. Serves me right, I am a coward and pos.