It’s early 2007 and Destiny (Constance Wu) is a young woman working as a stripper as she struggles to make ends meet. Her life is forever changed when she meets Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), the club’s top money earner, who’s always in control, has the clientele figured out, and really knows her way around a pole. The two women bond immediately and Ramona soon teaches her new protege how to hustle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club. But when the Global Financial Crisis cuts into their profits, the tight-knit dancers devise a daring scheme to make lemons into lemonade.
Why You Should See This Film
Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lizzo, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Trace Lysette and Lili Reinhart, oh my. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers is the star-studded adaptation of a viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler. From its jaw-dropping opening moments to the pulse-racing scenes of the women’s audacious schemes, this film is an utter pleasure from start to finish. Already garnering awards season buzz, Lopez’s performance practically oozes magnetic charisma and is well worth the price of admission alone.