From L to R: (Annabelle) Lili Reinhart, (Ramona) Jennifer Lopez, (Mercedes) Keke Palmer, and (Destiny) Constance Wu celebrate a successful night out. The crime genre has played a crucial role in cinematic history, with gangster films garnering some of the most prestigious film awards of all time. Films such as “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” proved that audiences love seeing gangsters in action and introduced the genre’s frequent presence in award ceremonies. However, the presence of well-written, strong female leads in many of these crime dramas has been a clear oversight — that is, until the recent release of “Hustlers,” which features exclusively female leads. “Hustlers,” a film based on a 2015 New York Magazine piece titled, “The Hustlers at Scores,” chronicles a group of exotic dancers who steal from wealthy men. The film tells the story of Destiny (Constance Wu) and Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), two strippers who work to fight against the financial tyrants controlling the country. It’s written and directed by the talented Lorene Scafaria, who starred in the 2013 indie sci-fi film “Coherence” and most notably directed the grim 2012 comedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Scafaria’s drama stars an extensive, famous cast. Lopez… Read full this story
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