Channing Tatum Strips Down In ‘Magic Mike’ Teaser

Tatum and his stripper pals, played by Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, get into some shirtless antics in a teaser for the June release.
By Jocelyn Vena

Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike"
Photo: Warner Bros

Sixteen seconds. That's all fans are getting teased with in the just-released teaser for the "Magic Mike" trailer; the complete version hits the streets late Wednesday on "Entertainment Tonight."

But it's a beefy 16 seconds, that's for sure.

It features everything fans of the highly anticipated flick could want: Channing Tatum as a shirtless police officer and quick looks at the also-shirtless acrobatics of the other strippers in the flick, including Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer. The tease is definitely quick and dirty but certainly highlights the humor in the film.

At one point, Tatum jokes, "You don't want to know what I have to do for 20's." Judging by the footage, it involves a lot of topless antics.

Another point of interest comes at the end when Channing — once again without a top — asks, "So are you going to come to the show tonight?" For most fans, the answer will probably be a big, loud "YES!"

The Steven Soderbergh-directed film opens June 29. In addition to Tatum, Pettyfer and McConaughey, the movie features a bevy of other Hollywood studs, including Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello.

When MTV News caught up with McConaughey recently, he dropped a hint about his own stripper character in the film. "Well, I run the hottest male revue in America, if not the globe," McCanaughey said of Dallas. "And we are going to simulcast around not only the globe, but the universe, and become the hottest male revue in the universe."

The story follows strip-club owner Dallas, as well as veteran male dancer Magic Mike (played by Tatum), who teaches the game to a newbie who goes by the moniker "The Kid" (played by Pettyfer). The movie is based on Tatum's own experiences as a male dancer. Soderbergh told MTV News, "It's a fictionalized version of what Channing went through. Channing's sort of playing a version of himself, and Alex is kind of playing a version of Channing. They're sort of amalgamations of other people. No one has ever said, 'But that didn't happen,' because it's not really that. It's just the world that I think is really fascinating."

Still not convinced that this film has it all and then some? Well, Bomer recently shared that Tatum even gets his groove on to Ginuwine's "Pony."

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