Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Release date (United States): September 7, 2019
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B
Distributed by: STXfilms
Budget: $ 20.7 million
Hustlers is a 2019 American crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, based on New York magazine's 2015 article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler.
The plot follows a crew of strippers in New York City who begin to embezzle money by drugging stock traders and CEOs who visit their club.
A former stripper, Destiny, sits down with Elizabeth, a journalist working on a story involving her old friend and mentor, Ramona Vega.
Destiny is working at a strip club to support her grandmother but is continually frustrated by her inability to attract paying clients. After watching Ramona perform, the two women meet and hit it off, with Ramona taking Destiny under her wing and teaching her how to recognize the three different types of customers: insecure men who don't spend much but can be strung along for weeks or even months, regulars that visit the club frequently, and the CEOs, bankers, and hedge funders ready to spend thousands for a good night.
Together, the two form a formidable team, with Destiny using her increased wealth to purchase her own apartment and feed her shopping addiction.