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Channing Tatum Reveals ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Plot

Thanks to GQ we now know the plot for "Magic Mike XXL." Channing Tatum tells the mag's July 2014 issue the "Magic Mike" sequel will focus on the dancers going to a stripper convention.

"I want to do the story of when I'm in a dark U-Haul with a bunch of these guys and we're doing drugs driving up to the stripper convention," he told the mag.

The "Step Up" actor says that is the first memory of his stripper days. He attended two conventions when he was 19, and director Steven Soderbergh felt the idea was a movie in itself, as opposed to a scene in the original.

"The women would come from miles and miles around," Tatum explained.

"Then you lock the doors and you say all bets are off. It gets zany and crazy, and it's a wild ride. It's an incubator for insanity. It doesn't matter almost what you do onstage. I don't want to put anything in black and white on a page, but if you've been to one, you know how crazy it gets, and now pour kerosene on that. You've seen 'Magic Mike' -- now multiply that. Mob mentality. It's just exponentially crazier. I thought it was absolutely insane."

This comes on the heels of Tatum admitting he is a high-functioning alcoholic.

"I probably drink too much, you know," he says. "My wife, that's what she bought into.... I'm probably a pretty high-functioning, I guess, you know, I would say, alcoholic, I guess."

"There's probably a tendency to escape. I equate it to creativity, and I definitely equate it to having a good time." 

He has cut back since the birth of his child and will stop in the months leading up to filming. 

Are you excited for the sequel? Let us know why or why not below.

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