Chris Rock famously said of his young daughter, “Sometimes I pick her up and I just stare at her and I realize — my only job in life is to keep her off the pole.” Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers character apparently got no such paternal guidance.
In fact, her Ramona not only appears to have mastered the art form but is quite willing to teach it. Hence this first-look clip from the STX movie that hits theaters on September 13.
The scene has J-Lo’s wily-veteran stripper showing newcomer Destiny (Constance Wu) the finer points of the ankle hook, the stag, the scissor sit, the martini and the Peter Pan — all set not to some Mötley Crüe track but a tinkling piano accompaniment. Upon watching her instructor do a climb, Destiny asks, “What if you don’t have the muscles to do that?” The simple answer: “Every girl has muscles to do this.”
The Lorene Scafaria-directed film follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The cast also includes Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer and Lizzo. Check out the clip above.
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