Let the J.Lo renaissance commence! Hustlers is a brilliant ‘torn from the headlines’ ensemble story of strippers scamming the mega-wealthy of their ill-gotten gains.
Jennifer Lopez is Ramona, a veteran exotic dancer who takes newbie Destiny (Crazy Rich Asians's Constance Wu) under her wing. Before long though, Destiny sees a classic scheme in front of them, robbing the wealthy clients and giving it back to dancers who are down on their luck. But how long can this ‘Robin Hood in a G-string’ act last?
Set following the 2008 financial crash, this plays like a distaff Magic Mike, pairing subtle social satire with superb dance offs and hilarious set pieces. The cast in itself is reason for admission, with J.Lo joined by musical goddesses Cardi B and Lizzo, as well as Julia Stiles and Riverdale's Lili Reinhart.