December 14, 2019

Director Lorene Scafaria on How She Shot 'Hustlers' Like a Scorsese Movie

“Gritty glamor,” “gangster lighting,” and 50-foot women” all served as inspiration to writer/director Lorene Scafaria on her latest film, Hustlers.

Don’t call it a heist flick.

Or, you can, but Hustlers is more than that. A lot more.

It’s something one picks up on instantly after watching the film, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu as two of the masterminds behind the real-life crime story about a group of New York City strippers who knock out wealthy men with a one-two punch of MDMA and ketamine and max out their credit cards.

Yeah, that sounds like a heist flick, but once you begin to peel back the layers of the film — the sisterhood, the male and female power struggles, the athleticism, the spectacle of high-end strip clubs juxtaposed over the sobering reality of its employees — you begin to see the true complexity of Hustlers on full display.

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Source: NoFilmSchool