The Magic Mike star insisted that his new film didn't come close to capturing the troubles of being a male stripper.
"The world in itself was just a very dark world in a way," Tatum said during a press conference in Los Angeles.
"I don't think we even scratch the surface of really how dark that place can get and how slippery of a slope it can actually be.
"This was probably the most palatable version of this movie," Tatum explained. "Otherwise, you wouldn't want to see it twice, you'd just be like, 'Okay, I feel dirty now'. I think we blade-ran that topic."
The actor will produce a stage version of Magic Mike, which he hopes to have out by summer 2013.
Magic Mike opened to $18m (£14.2m) on Friday (June 29) in the US. The film is released in the UK on July 11.
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