Steven Soderbergh says that his new movie Magic Mike is as for a male audience as well as a female audience as the film tackles issues that men can relate to.
Soderbergh is back in the director's chair later this summer with the new movie which is based on Channing Tatum's experiences as a stripper before he came an actor.
Speaking to Collider the filmmaker said: "There might have been a concern for men who have to see the film, and that the movie was so driven toward the female audience that there would be nothing in it for them to latch onto.
"Of course, I knew that that wasn't what I wanted to do."
"In point of fact, some of the issues that the male characters are going through are issues that all men confront. Men tend to define themselves by what they do.
"If you're dealing with the characters, trying to figure that out, then there's something there for guys, too."
Tatum is joined on the cast list by Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey and this is the second collaboration of the year between Tatum and the director.
Magic Mike is released 11th July.