Tonight, we gon’ be it on the pole.
Just like Keri Hilson‘s 2009 No. 1 German smash hit, there are already plenty of things about the upcoming Hustlers that “I like.” (I’ll be honest, that was a roundabout way of mentioning Miss Keri Baby – I try and do so at least once in every single conversation as a loyal passenger on the Keri Ferry.)
I like Jennifer Lopez. I like strippers – especially the ones at Stock Bar in Montreal. I like Cardi B. I like Lizzo. I like female-filled casts that also happen to look like potential girl groups of my fan-fiction dreams.
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself.
If you haven’t been following along with recent developments in J.Lo’s world, and/or are not a card-carrying #JLover, Jenny’s gone from the block to the pole for an upcoming Lorene Scafaria-directed movie called Hustlers, due out in theaters on September 13, which “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”
The movie is based on a 2015 New York Magazine article called “The Hustlers at Scores,” written by Jessica Pressler. And it features a group of talented actresses and entertainers in a very ambitious, Avengers crossover kind of way: Crazy Rich Asians‘ Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Fucking 10 Things I Hate About You Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl are all in this thing.
The first trailer for Hustlers just debuted on Tuesday night (July 16), and it’s approximately everything one would hope for the movie to be: certifiably bad bitches turning the tables on corrupt corporate suits, looking hot (holy fuck, J.Lo) while doing so, providing a kind of Ocean’s 8 femme fatale, fierce-and-funny fantasy.
Although we’re still some time away from the film’s premiere, it’s important to note that Jennifer Lopez has never personally let me down on film (or any medium, for that matter) – from Selena and Anaconda to The Boy Next Door – and I suspect she’s not going to lead me astray at this point, either. Future Academy Award contender? I mean, let’s calm down. At the very least, it’s got all the makings of a good ol’ end-of-summer stripper spree. Who among us doesn’t like that?
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