Channing Tatum just made the 90's look sexy as hell. Back then, it was all about oversized shirts and baggy jeans, but the Hollywood actor made sure to take it all off for his gig as an exotic dancer at an establishment called Male Encounter in Florida. If you thought he was amazing in Magic Mike then you have to check out Channing Tatum's strip tease throwback video.
The eagerly anticipated sequel Magic Mike XXL doesn't hit theaters until summer ofbut that doesn't mean you won't be able to get your shirtless Channing Tatum fix until next year. Today, Us Weekly exclusively released never-before-seen footage of a young Channing Tatum stripping at a revue called Male Encounter back in A gift to us all!
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Though Channing Tatum's stripper past is well-known at this point, we can bet this tale of a particularly cringe-worthy incident in his past is not. In a new interview with The Hollywood ReporterChanning talks about the highly anticipated Magic Mike XXLwhich sees his character Mike going on road trip through the South towards a stripper convention. It was just a big show with 50 to 70 strippers and 2, to 3, women.
By now, the story of Channing Tatum 's rise to fame is Hollywood lore: He started out as a male stripper before breaking into modeling and then, a few years later, acting, and the rest is history. And while Tatum has since been very upfront about his past—his experiences served as inspiration for Magic Mike —you might think he would've waited a few dates before sharing that piece of background information with now-wife Jenna Dewan Tatum. But you would be wrong.
The 90s were such a wonderful time. Bumbags were socially acceptable, The Spice Girls were at their height, and somewhere in America, a young Channing Tatum was stripping off his baggy trousers and making out with the audience. Hell to the YES.
Sign in. Watch now. Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
I wanted to dance in a pair of jeans. I wanted to dance like the man in the streets. Before the news of his past life was made public, Tatum was just another Hollywood lunk with a square chin, an easy charm, and a body that most men took as a personal insult. Somewhat famous but far from a household name, recognizable but difficult to place, he played characters with names like Zip, Jake, Leo, Caine, Mark, and Rowdy.