Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to bilk their Wall Street clients for all they’re worth. “Starting from Jessica Pressler's magazine article about exotic dancers turning the tables on their thirsty clients, director Lorene Scafaria delivers an intoxicating cocktail of crime, sex, and money. But that's just the sizzle. The meat of Hustlers is its exploration of how male power shapes women's work. Until it doesn't.” (Toronto International Film Festival)
“Hustlers isn’t a fatuous tale of empowerment; it’s also not ignorant of the sisterhood its characters find in the midst of their sordid deeds.” (Vox)
Nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director, Best Supporting Female (Lopez), and Best Cinematography.
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