Matthew McConaughey went to a male strip club to do research for Magic Mike:
"It was very carny. … The whole world was carny. … [W]e snuck in the back and watched. There was a birthday party there. There was a bachelorette party. You could see that the women that were in there had had this night circled on their calendar for — I don’t know — a month, and they were going to go let loose. [It was about] the fun of it, of them sort of busting each other’s chops, getting embarrassed, acting more embarrassed than maybe they even were. But they just had a ball and, you know, an hour of it was enough for me, but that was it."