In his new stripographical movie "Magic Mike," Channing Tatum will bare all for the camera, but if he bared his soul, it would reveal that he was a big fat thief.
Okay, maybe not, but that's what his former Florida stripper mates are saying to TMZ about the hunky star, claiming Tatum stole the concept for the Steven Soderbergh film straight out of their male thongs.
It's common knowledge that back in the day, before he decided to "Step Up" his career, Tatum was a professional male stripper under the name "Chan Crawford," and if this video from UsWeekly is any indication he was pretty good at his job.
However, according to his former stripper homies Thomas "Awesome" Austin and London Steele, Chan only gave it to the ladies onstage for four measly months, and that most of the experiences detailed in "Magic Mike" actually belonged to them, including the name "Magic Mike."
Austin even posted a righteous rant on YouTube where talks about giving the novice Tatum "a few pointers" since he was "the master," and that the "Hot Seat" move demonstrated in the film was his invention. We're still not sure entirely what getting a "Hot Seat" entails, but it might look a little something like this.
"He only danced for 4 months," proclaims Austin. "How many events could have happened to him?"