Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Madeline Brewer, Stormi Maya, Usher Raymond
Comedy drama directed and written by Lorene Scafaria, based upon a New York magazine article by Jessica Pressler. The story follows a crew of former strip club employees, led by Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Our Favorite Quote:'Look, there’s nothing I can really say to make sense of what went down. But everybody’s hustling. This city, this whole country, is a strip club. You've got people tossing the money, and people doing the dance.' - Ramona (Hustlers) Click To Tweet
[showing pole dancing moves to Destiny]
Ramona: Front hook. Ankle hook. Knee hook. From here you could do the carousel, to switch, and wrap.
Ramona: [to Destiny] You know Diamond from the Bronx, right?
Diamond: What’s up, baby?
[referring to Destiny]
Ramona: We’re going to help her learn how to do a real dance.
Diamond: Oh. Well, I’m good at that.
Diamond: Show me what you got.
[counting her tips]
Strip Club Owner: Minus forty percent, it’s one sixty.
[Destiny reluctantly hands over the cash]
Destiny: I don’t want to be dependent on anybody. I just want to take care of my grandma, maybe go shopping every once in a while.
Ramona: These Wall Street guys, you want them drunk enough to get their credit card, but sober enough to sign a check.
Ramona: When I was a kid, I always wanted to work with animals. I was close.
Ramona: These Wall Street guys, you see what they did to this country? They stole from everybody. Hard working people lost everything, and not one of these douchebags went to jail.
Ramona: The game is rigged, and it does not reward people who play by the rules.
Ramona: And it’s like robbing the bank, except you get the keys. Are you in?
Destiny: What if somebody calls the cops?
Ramona: And says what? “I spent five thousand dollars at a strip club, send help?”
Ramona: We’re a family now. A family with money!
Elizabeth: [to Destiny] And when would you say that things got out of control?
[reading from an article in the paper]
Police Officer: So the guy went back three more times. I guess he must have liked it.
Ramona: We didn’t do anything wrong. You know, Tony wouldn’t let this happen. I’m going to text him.
[gets her phone to start texting]
Detective Hernandez: Who gave her her phone back?
[showing a photo of young Destiny to Elizabeth]
Ramona: You know, I used to say, “If only we had known each other back then.” You know? Maybe we could have looked out for one another, and maybe our lives would have been different. You know? If only we have just been the same. Who knows. But I like to keep her with me.
[she puts the photo back in her purse]
Ramona: What else do you want to know?
[last lines; to Elizabeth]
Ramona: Look, there’s nothing I can really say to make sense of what went down. But everybody’s hustling. This city, this whole country, is a strip club. You’ve got people tossing the money, and people doing the dance.
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