Jennifer Lopez sat down with VIX to discuss her new movie hustlers, working with Cardi B and more. Check out our exclusive interview below.
Inspired by true events, "HUSTLERS" is a comedy-drama that follows a crew of savvy strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
At the start of 2007, Destiny (Constance Wu) is a young woman struggling to make ends meet, to provide for herself and her grandma. But it’s not easy: the managers, DJs, and bartenders expect a cut– one way or another – leaving Destiny with a meager payday after a long night of stripping.
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 gives Destiny a crash course in the various poses and pole moves like the carousel, fireman, front hook, ankle-hook, and stag. Another dancer, the irrepressible Diamond (Cardi B) provides a bawdy and revelatory class in the art of the lap dance.
But Destiny’s most important lesson is that when you’re part of a broken system, you must hustle or be hustled.