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Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey: 'Magic Mike' is a 'dude movie' (Video)

06/29/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Despite the trailers and clips showing scantily clad men ripping their shirts off in front of hordes of screaming women, "Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey say the film is really a "dude movie."

In the movie, McConaughey portrays Dallas, the owner and patriarch of the all-male strip club. Channing Tatum stars as the club's money-maker, "Magic" Mike Martingano, who takes a newcomer nick-named "The Kid" (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing.

The film's stars also include Matt Bomer and "True Blood" actor Joe Manganiello.

"It's a dude movie. Just because we got our shirts off doesn't mean it's a female movie," Tatum said. "It's about guys being guys."

"Hey and everyone's been 18, 19, 20, 21. Some people are still in that place at 50 and going I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my life but guess what, I'm going to make a little extra cash on the side and moonlight," McConaughey said. "I got a construction job today, but tonight I get to go up on a stage and get to strip and women are going to pay me money, guess what, I'm gonna go do that and make some extra cash on the side. It's a romp in that way."

The film is loosely based on Tatum's own experience as a stripper in Florida when he was just 19 years old. The actor developed the movie with director Steven Soderberg after the two worked together on the film "Haywire."

"If any guy has even one chromosome or cell left in his brain, show up at 'Magic Mike' on opening weekend in a fireman's outfit, you're going home with somebody," Tatum said. "There's a large possibility you might leave with an actual person or at least a couple of numbers."

"Magic Mike" hit theaters on June 29, watch the trailer below.

Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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