Channing Tatum: 'Magic Mike' penis pump scene was true

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Channing Tatum and cast in "Magic Mike."

In the 2012 male-stripper movie "Magic Mike," there's a scene that involves Joe Manganiello's character and a certain bit of technology that male strippers might do well to have handy. In an interview with Elle magazine, "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum admits that scene came straight from his own days as a male stripper in Florida.

When quizzed on whether Manganiello's penis pump scene was autobiographical, Tatum tells Elle, "Of course! You’ve gotta get it where you can get it, man."

Tatum went into more detail about the inspiration for the scene last year in an interview with MTV. "I went up and did this stripper convention once in the Carolinas and there were these guys that I didn't quite understand how they were doing what they were doing," Tatum told MTV. "And then I saw something in the back ... while other dudes weren't paying any attention and they like were talking — this other guy was just like kinda (using the pump) and I was like, 'What is happening back there?' And that's where that idea [for that scene] came from."

Tatum also tells Elle that he likes to slowly strip off his clothes after he gets home from a day on the set, and usually finds himself eventually walking around the house naked.

"I have a really nice back porch where the pool is," Tatum explained. "Once the shoes are off, the socks come off too, and then everything else downstairs just follows at some point."

And the star, who's the subject of many fan crushes, admitted to a childhood crush of his own.

"Alyssa Milano in 'Who’s the Boss?' She was it, man," he said. "I’d love to run into her. I’m pretty sure I’d geek out."

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