Channing Tatum's stripper past inspires movie
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."

What do you think of Tatum's stripper movie?

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  1. lily

    What a fantastic story thank you pretty considerably for sharing with us.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rtyecript

    I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

    August 24, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Anonymous

    Yeah, more gross movies that offer you nothing-not even entertainment anymore.

    May 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Derek

    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.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. @N

    @Superhiro I am a girl!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Superhiro

    @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!!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. @N

    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.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. row 11

    May 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. b lo me

    I sure could go for a big black d!ck in my mouth.

    May 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DougB

    This was already done. Marc Singer played the experienced role and Greg Something-or-other from Tapper John played the "new" guy.

    May 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dennish

    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!

    May 2, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Phantom

    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.

    May 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tim

    Im gonna tell on you !

    May 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. charlie crack

    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!

    May 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The-Long~Dong

    The club he worked at in Tampa is still there ~ it is a gay bar.

    May 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweet Tim

      I would love to see channings big hard goober swinging around and spewing mayonnaise all over...YUMMY!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tim

    MOoooooom. You said I could stay outta school today ! I got a fever !

    May 2, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  17. Heather

    I will be the first in line for these tickets!!!! Yummy!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. Tim's Mom

    Sorry about Tim. He's been a real disappointment to me. He doesn't even like baseball.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. danny

    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

    May 2, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. Lori

    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!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Harold

      @ Lori.

      The reason you like channing so much is he reminds you of your gay husband who never screws you anymore.

      May 2, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Harold, there is no need to talk about yourself in the third person – we KNOW.

      May 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tim

    I guess I'm just gay.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. Johnny Depp

    Man, I could have gotten you a part in a pirate movie if you'd just asked! Sorry about your career.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tim's Mom

    Tim, stop playing with my computer and go to school.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  24. I in ManLove with Channing

    I would love to see a love scene with Channing and Chaz Bono...SO HOT!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  25. Kenny L

    Just like The Royal Wedding... WHO CARES!!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  26. will

    Is this really news-worthy? He's not even a good actor

    May 2, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  27. Tim

    you are all sick puppies. he is a guy.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  28. breezin' thru

    channing tatum isn't a great actor, but i will gladly watch him on mute 😉

    May 2, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. Tim

    I guess that is what i get for not reading the article. just gross. . . . .

    May 2, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. Tim

    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.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  31. Ken in Miami

    As long as there is much weenie touching and weenie petting then Im all for Channings movie.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  32. He sucks & He sucked?!

    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!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. Tim

    YEAH ! She would show peoples her thingies ! Thingies are COOL !

    May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. B lo me

    That's hot!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  35. Tim

    milkers !

    May 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  36. Donald Trump

    No wonder President Obama was so slow to show his birth certificate, he was busy doing important stuff.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |

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