IN QUOTES

Channing Tatum: I Don’t Think Straight Guys “Have The Balls” To See Magic Mike

People say that women and the gay community will go see it—knock on wood—but I know straight guys won’t be like, ‘Yo, what’s up man—you wanna go see the stripping movie after the game tonight?’ I doubt they’ll have the balls to see it. What’s funny is that the girls don’t ask me questions about my stripping days, but straight guys want to know everything. It’s that fantasy element. It’s probably why a lot of females on Halloween are the whorey version of a ketchup bottle, or slutty nurse, which I love and respect. It’s liberating.”

—Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum, contemplating who the movie’s audience is, in the latest issue of Out magazine.