Hustlers is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria.
STX Entertainment on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 released the trailer:
Hustlers | Official Trailer 2 | Now In Theaters.
In 2014, former New York City-based stripper Destiny is invited for an interview with Elizabeth, a journalist working on a story involving Destiny's former friend and mentor, Ramona Vega. Seven years prior, Dorothy, known by her stripper name as Destiny, is working at Moves, a strip club, to support her grandmother but is barely getting by. Mesmerized by Ramona's performance and the tips she earns, Destiny meets her on the roof of the club. Ramona agrees to take Destiny under her wing, and the two form a formidable team. Destiny enjoys newfound wealth and friendship with Ramona. A year later, the financial crisis of 2007 - 2008 strikes, and both women find themselves short of cash. Destiny becomes pregnant. She kicks her boyfriend out of the house shortly after their daughter's birth, and she is unable to find a new job. With no other options, Destiny goes back to stripping. Moves has changed: the financial crisis has impacted their business, and the club is primarily staffed by immigrant women willing to perform sex acts for money, a line Destiny is unwilling to cross, but she does in a moment of desperation. She reconnects with Ramona, who introduces her to a new scheme. Along with her two protegées, Mercedes and Annabelle, Ramona targets rich men at bars, gets them drunk, and then escorts them to Moves where the girls steal their credit card numbers and charge them to their limit. Destiny joins in, and learns that Ramona uses a mix of ketamine and MDMA to impair judgment and cause memory loss in their targets, a tactic deemed worthwhile since their victims will rarely admit to being robbed by strippers.
Principal photography began on March 22, 2019 in New York City, with the shoot lasting 29 days.
The film Hustlers was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2019 (TIFF) and on September 13, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) by STXfilms, Cathay Cineplexes, Digi-Optic Films, Elevation Pictures, Joy n Cinema, MM2 Entertainment, Megogo Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Odeon, Roadshow Films, STX Entertainment, The Searchers, Universum Film (UFA), Cinemundo, Film & TV House and GEM Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $20.7 million, the film grossed over $140 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Hustlers got high rating from critics.
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