'𝐇𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐒' 𝐍𝐎𝐍-𝐒𝐏𝐎𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐄𝗪:
Elizabeth [Julia Stiles], a journalist, interviews former sex-worker Destiny [Constance Wu], as she recounts her beginnings as a lap dancer in the pre-Global Financial Crisis [GFC] era of 2007, before being entranced by the pole-dancing performance of the seasoned veteran, Ramona Vega [Jennifer Lopez]. Taking Destiny under her wing, Ramona opens up Destiny's world by sharing her skills & introducing her to the right people - in particular, which Wall Street traders to target & which ones to avoid. Things dramatically change for Destiny & Ramona after the GFC in September 2007 & they eventually lose contact before Destiny becomes pregnant.
In 2011, Destiny is forced to return to sex work after severing ties with her baby's father; the landscape has changed at the club where she used to work as a contingent of Russian sex-workers are now happy to perform complete sex acts for money - things that never used to happen at the club prior to the GFC - & when Destiny tries, things go badly for her.
A chance run in with Ramona rekindles their strong friendship as she hatches a plan with Destiny & 2 others, Mercedes [Keke Palmer] & Annabelle [Lili Reinhart], to turn the tables on their former Wall Street clients by spiking their drinks [with a combination of ketamine & ecstasy] & then 'milking' the limits of their credit cards. Things go according to plan until Ramona starts to expand the 'business' by recruiting more girls & targeting men that they don't already know...
👯♂️👯♂️👯♂️ Jennifer Lopez has quite possibly put in the performance of her career & is well-deserving of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Her portrayal is smart, sassy & empowering; in an industry that denigrates women, Ramona's main objective - apart from making money, of course - was to build camaraderie amongst the female sex-workers. 👯♂️👯♂️👯♂️
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰...
Thanks to @roadshow; 'Hustlers', rated MA15+ for strong sexual references, coarse language & nudity, opened in 🇦🇺 on Oct 10th, 2019. ©️