The screenplay is in part inspired by Channing Tatum's experiences as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, when he was 18 years old.
Tatum said that he wanted to capture the atmosphere and energy of his past as a stripper, but that the film is fictional, which allowed them to create their own scenarios.
The song was written in three hours by music supervisor Frankie Pine, Matthew Mc Conaughey and Martin Blasick, Mc Conaughey's guitar coach.
Mc Conaughey revealed that Soderbergh called him to offer him the role of Dallas.
Mike (Channing Tatum) has big plans for a business of his own but pays his bills through a series of odd jobs, most notably performing as the star stripper at Xquisite Strip Club in Tampa, a club owned by Dallas (Matthew Mc Conaughey), who has dreams of creating an "empire" of strip clubs.
Mike soon meets 19-year-old Adam (Alex Pettyfer), a recent college dropout looking for a construction job.
In 2010, Tatum told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out.
I'd like Nicolas Refn, who did the film Bronson, to do it because he's insane for it." Refn initially agreed on doing the film because Tatum and he were going to do another movie together.
She has learned what he did for Adam, and she invites him to join her for breakfast.Music producer Jack Rayner created a special dubstep version of the song "It's Raining Men" sung by Countré Black for the dance sequence that features the ensemble for the first time together without The Kid.Music supervisor Pine initially planned to use Kid Rock's "Cowboy" for the cowboy-themed number featuring The Kid.When it was not possible, she chose Big & Rich's "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" instead.Mc Conaughey who had no stripping scene in the original script requested to have one which became the last dance number during which he first sings "Ladies of Tampa" and then strips.When Dallas announces he has a plan to move their act to Miami, Mike confides in Brooke that he is tiring of the lifestyle and wants to get a small business loan to pursue his dream of opening a custom furniture business.