Based on the 2015 New York Magazine article 'The Hustlers at Scores', Lorene Scafaria writes and directs an explosive look at the women behind the scandal.
These women are 'a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients'. And they might be women you recognise: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart (Riverdale) and both Lizzo and Cardi B make up the stunning cast.
Hustlers looks to incoporate all the tropes of flashy Hollywood movies while digging deeper into the mechanics of gender dynamics, the injustices and the eventual retribution.
Scafaria explains the film's impetus: 'Men have been told they're worth the size of their bank accounts. Women have been told they're worth the symmetry of their faces, their bodies, their beauty, and that's what this film is based on. The rules of the club are the rules of the world'.
You can step into the club to meet the girls when Hustlers hits cinemas on 13 September. Until then – watch the trailer below.
|What||Hustlers movie: Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lizzo|
13 Sep 19 – 13 Sep 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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