Hustlers The real story behind the strippers thriller with Jennifer Lopez

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“Hustlers”: The real story behind the strippers thriller with Jennifer Lopez

Funny, exciting, tragic: All that’s based on a true story thriller “Hustlers”. But it all may have really happened that way? We’ll tell you if Hollywood might not have become a little hurried along …

“Hustlers” tells the story of Destiny (Constance Wu), Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), and while their guests make their colleagues who gnaw as strippers in New York on pittance from the stock market the big money. So decide the women to exempt their well-paying customers after all the tricks to usurp so a bigger piece of the pie under the nail. But soon not seduction ploy enough already more so that they begin to put their victims drugged. Moral and legal limits have long since passed, but where is this all leading at all? And how long can this go well already?

It is a quite sinister, resulting from social ills story that director Lorene Scafaria ( “With best intentions”) tells of some amazingly serene manner. As a film the whole thing will eventually entertain above all – but the truth for “Hustlers” was how widely interpreted, stretched and rotated through a meat grinder?

What “Hustlers” based on?

“Hustlers” is not based on court documents, but on an article: How betrayed director Scafaria over TIME, they have deliberately chosen not to use legal documents as well as reports from tabloids. For her film, it took a different approach.

“Hustlers” is not based on court documents, but on a product:

Instead, they used it as a basis for their film Jessica Pressler’s article “The Hustlers At scores” of 2015 appeared in New York magazine. This enabled her to incorporate also Pressler as a character in the story, as it were, takes the perspective of the viewer. The audience would get information by also sympathize just bit by bit as the journalist and could strongly with the figures.

Wrong name, true story

They have given out of their way, actual events conscientiously as possible, in detail and truthfully reproduce Scafaria told colleagues at TIME. Small details of the strippers plan had been for the film but adapted. The names of the perpetrators have been changed: The Ramona, played by Jennifer Lopez real name is Samantha Foxx in the role of Roselyn “Rosie” Keo, which is called in the film Destiny, slipped Constance Wu. The other two – Annabelle (Lili Reinhart) and Mercedes (Keke Palmer) – loosely based on Karina Pascucci and Marsi roses.

Small details of the strippers plan had been for the film but adapted.
The names of the perpetrators have been changed:

The tragic background of the story that have ever been before in their shoes, the young women, but also correspond to the truth as their unscrupulous approach.

The tragic background of the story that have ever been before in their shoes, the young women, but also correspond to the truth as their unscrupulous approach.

Keo actually grew up with her grandparents on after being left behind by their parents who came as Cambodian refugees in the United States and withdrew after their entry into the strippers scene as in the film back when she was pregnant – just then great again enter. Now was “fishing” was announced.

Together with their partners, they built up an existing almost exclusively of wealthy men customer base, they took advantage from then on, lied to, cheated and finally stunned to get his money.

Most tragic example is probably that anonymous stranger who appears in the film as Doug and women met for the worst possible time in his life. After his house was destroyed by a hurricane, he lived in divorce from his wife, with whom he had an autistic child. Although Keo established a stronger bond to him, they took him out eventually as a Christmas goose. Although this matter was begging, but give him back his last money again.

More than 200,000 US dollars, the strippers could ultimately swindle. “Doug,” but it was ultimately who knew how to help themselves and talks resumed with the evil perpetrators, which he eventually transferring the “female Robin Hood gang” enabled…

Men: silence instead embarrass

As well as the film shows, it was to find for the authorities, despite overwhelming evidence anything but easy victim who wanted to testify against the women. “It was absurd, would like to make little concerned a statement,” a police officer told Pressler. “Men do not want to admit to being victims of women.”

As well as the film shows, it was to find for the authorities, despite overwhelming evidence anything but easy victim who wanted to testify against the women.

For years, the women were able to draw their scam without being prosecuted because their victims were simply too proud – until they finally met on a desperate, who had nothing to lose anyway. Without him, the Hustlers could probably still be on a rampage.

By the court on the red carpet

After eight months of investigation, the four women and the manager of nightclubs, with whom she worked, were arrested. All pleaded guilty and were sentenced, inter alia, grand larceny, assault and forgery. Keo was like to be able to Destiny in the film, but to avoid a deal with the authorities in order imprisonment and be with her daughter. She and Foxx were given five years probation, roses and Pascucci had additional four months on the weekends behind bars. Hustlers online

After eight months of investigation, the four women and the manager of nightclubs, with whom she worked, were arrested.

“Hustlers” was long before German theatrical release a hit and played in North America alone over 100 million dollars – at production costs of just 20 million. Whether Keo ultimately made even more money than with their scams?