Celebrity news tells us that CHANNING TATUM‘s two ex-stripper friends from back in his stripping days have accused him of stealing their moves and their stories for his new movie, “Magic Mike.” Not only that, they reportedly felt betrayed that they weren’t included in the film.
Of course they are…
It seems Channing has some explaining to do—to his former stripper pals, at least.
Two of his closest stripper mates from back in his stripping days in Florida before he hit Hollywood sets are claiming that they are happy about Channing‘s success, but they’re disappointed that the actor didn’t consult them before using their signature stripper moves and their stories in his new movie, “Magic Mike.”
For those who start thinking that he merely played the lead in the movie that is partially about his former profession back in FL, he’s also the producer of the flick.
TMZ got into details:
“TMZ spoke to Thomas “Awesome” Austin and London Steele — both guys worked with Tatum back in his FL stripper days — who say the film is based more off their lives than his … even down to the title — “Magic Mike” — which is a name Austin says he coined for another dancer.”
Austin and Steele also claim that they mentored an “amateur” Channing and that he only danced for 4 months, during which they had taught him their own stripper moves like “The Hot Seat,” which was featured in the film, so Channing really didn’t have that much experience to work with that could result to a full-length film story.
Meaning to say, if it weren’t for them, Channing wouldn’t have any material to begin with.
Do you believe them?
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