Based on a true story, Hustlers takes us into the world of a strip club where the dancers, frustrated by their declining incomes, decide to turn the tables on their wealthy clientele. It stars Constance Wu as the stripper who comes up with the scheme and Jennifer Lopez as her mentor and co-conspirator. They told us the film doesn’t exactly paint these women as ideal role models, but it does advance the idea of female empowerment by taking a profession that’s often stereotyped and — no pun intended — fleshing them out into real, human characters. (Click on the media bar below to hear Constance Wu & Jennifer Lopez)
Hustlers is playing now in theaters.