In the upcoming male stripper movie "Magic Mike", MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY gets onstage and struts his stuff in nothing but a THONG. And yes, everything you see is LEGIT.
--He says, quote, "That's all me up there. I don't need a stunt ass."
--He adds, quote, "I said, 'I gotta dance, man.' I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn't get up there and strip myself."
--As for that thong, Matthew says, quote, "The thong's your armor, man. It's your sword. Well, I guess it's really the sheath for the sword."
--Matthew says he felt his dance had to be, quote, "the dirtiest . . . it had to be wonderfully filthy."
--No matter how good Matthew looks, star CHANNING TATUM doesn't seem to think he's the main attraction.
--He says, quote, "With JOE MANGANIELLO naked in a movie, I think even straight guys are going to be, '[Crap], I need to see that. That man is a specimen.'"
(--Joe plays Alcide Herveaux on "True Blood". In "Magic Mike", he plays a character with the naughty name of Big "D" Richie. Except the D is actually the short way of saying Richard. "Magic Mike" hits theaters on June 29th.)