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(2012)

Trivia

In the scene where Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) finally strips, there is a point where he rolls away from all of the women holding his crotch. This is because the extras got a little bit too excited and accidentally ripped his g-string. Instead of stopping the dance, he just incorporated it in.
Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer allegedly did not get along on set.
The film is loosely based on Channing Tatum's experiences as a male exotic dancer before hitting it big as a movie star.
To keep their physique, Joe Manganiello and Channing Tatum would lift weights in the parking lot between takes.
The film's $6.5 million budget was self-financed by the actor-producer Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh. The Warner Bros.-distributed film has now earned over $167 million worldwide.
The character of Tarzan, portrayed by Kevin Nash, wears a knee brace during his routine and goes with the idea that stripping is all his character knows and is doing it past his prime. This wasn't in the script but came about when Nash showed up on set with the brace on and explained that he wouldn't be able to do the routine properly unless he wore it. Kevin Nash is a professional wrestler with a history of knee problems.
During one of Gabriel Iglesias' stand-up routines, he claimed the less-endowed actors required 'props' for the silhouette dances. After calling one of the nearby porn studios, a trunk was brought in, full of rubber 'male props'. When the props were dumped out onto a table, according to Iglesias, "the 12-year old came out in all of us", and everyone started having mock-lightsaber battles with them.
The role of Brooke was offered to Jessica Biel but she declined.
When Gabriel Iglesias went to read for the part of Tobias, the producers gleefully chanted his nickname 'Fluffy.' Once they stopped, they informed him the audition was a formality and the part had been written specially for him. According to Iglesias, Channing Tatum personally called him to read for the part, saying that he was a big fan of Iglesias.
Channing Tatum originally wanted Nicolas Winding Refn to direct the film but Refn had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with Only God Forgives (2013).
Cuban actor William Levy was offered a role but declined.
Director Joe Johnston can be seen as one of Mike's phone contacts.
Aside from music at the parties and clubs, there is no score in the film except for during the boat ride to the 4th of July sandbar party when Cloud Contol's Just For Now plays.
Steven Soderbergh gave the note to Matthew Mcconaughey that Dallas believed in astrology, as Soderbergh's mother did herself.

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