Does Channing Tatum plan on becoming “Magic Mike?"
In case you’ve been either in hiding or simply sheltered from all things pop culture in the last six months – “Magic Mike” is a loosely autobiographical big screen adaptation of Tatum’s teenage stint in the world of male stripping.
Now back to real life, In Touch is reporting that Tatum and his best friend, Keith Kurtz, have just purchased Saints and Sinners, a brothel-style pub in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
NOLA.com has an interview with Tatum where he explains that filming two movies back to back (“21 Jumpstreet” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) helped him grow quiet fond of the locale:
"I love New Orleans, man. I love the spirit of New Orleans," and then relays Jumpstreet co-star Jonah Hills take on the city, “He said it's like the bad-kid island in 'Pinocchio.' The Bourbon Street area, Frenchmen, everything. It's just such a vibrant place. I love it down there…” [I’m going to avoid any kind of Freudian analysis between the wooden puppet with the giant promiscuous nose and male stripping -- cause this isn’t that kind of story… or is it?]
Tatum and Kurtz have a game plan that involves a renovation then a blow-out party set for November.
And what’s a “blow-out” party mean in Tatum’s world?
Matthew McConaughey. Joe Manganiello. And maybe, just maybe, lot’s of skin. All-male revue style.
Wait, didn’t we see this movie? Yes.
But now you could possibly see it live, in the flesh! For real!
Let me break this down for you, Channing, the super dreamy stripper, turned actor playing a stripper, just might become a stripping entrepreneur!
If you find that whole thing a little too hormonally laden to fully grasp, especially since it’s so heavily oiled, just hold on to these heartily sized g-string covered tid-bits: