‘Hustlers’ is the American crime drama movie that released in 2019. Having made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie managed to garner to attention almost immediately due to its star cast and interesting premise. You can read our review here.
Directed by Lorene Scafaria, the plot of the film revolves around a group of strippers who come together to embezzle money from their clients, who happen to work on Wall Street. In the meanwhile, a reporter interviews a member of the gang, trying to figure out why the operation failed entirely. The movie is based on the 2015 New York magazine article ‘The Hustlers at Scores‘ by Jessica Pressler.
Since the movie received positive reviews with high praise for Jennifer Lopez’s performance, you must be wondering about where you can see the film. We are here to tell you that, but first, let us walk you through the plot of ‘Hustlers’.
What is Hustlers About?
The plot of ‘Hustlers’ basically focuses on a group of women who decide to make the best of a bad situation. Following the market crash in the late 2000s, the women decide to use their allure to bring in men to the clubs where they eventually max out their credit cards and take all their money.
We are introduced to Dorothy, a former stripper, who is working with Elizabeth, a journalist, to get a story about Dorothy’s mentor and friend, Ramona Vega. The story starts when Dorothy works as a stripper known as Destiny, in 2007. She gets into the business to support her grandmother but finds that she is unable to attract paying clients. This is when she meets Ramona, whose performance catches her eye. Soon the two get acquainted and Ramona takes Dorothy under her wing, teaching her the ropes of the business and the kinds of clients who have the most money to spend.
Things seem to be going good for a while before the financial crisis strikes and Dorothy and Ramona find themselves without their stream of steady paying clients. The complications are even more severe for Dorothy, who is abandoned by her boyfriend and has to fend for herself and her infant daughter. She finds that the stripping business has changed as well, with girls offering sexual favors to customers who more often than not demand it. Dorothy is unwilling to cross the line.
When everything seems to be going badly, Dorothy comes across a scheme that Ramona has been running. She appears to have taken two proteges under her wing, Annabelle and Mercedes. Together, the women target rich men at bars and get them drunk. Then they bring the men back to the club, where they steal their credit card details and max them out. Dorothy becomes a part of the group and gets to know that Ramona has been working on a lethal concoction of MDMA and ketamine to get the men blackout drunk, to help with their fleecing scheme.
The scheme goes well for a while and Dorothy starts feeling secure. However, soon they run into problems. Firstly, some of the men prove too aggressive for Annabelle and Mercedes, forcing the group to bring girls in from the outside. Cracks begin to show up in the operation, and worsening matters, other strippers start copying their scheme. Ramona decides that bringing men back to the club is a waste since they have to split the profits. Instead, she plans to service them in their hotel rooms or homes, keeping all the money for themselves. However, this too becomes risky, as Ramona keeps bringing in girls with prior convictions and drug problems. Soon the operation gets out of hand.
When Elizabeth presses Dorothy to keep going on about Ramona, in the present day, she cuts the interview short. However, having a change of heart, she returns and finishes the story. Dorothy and Ramona’s relationship becomes increasingly rocky due to the latter’s callousness. When Dawn, one of the girls, is picked up, she rats out the entire operation to the police. With the help of some of the victims of the group, the police identify all the members who are subsequently arrested. Dorothy is the first to take a plea deal, followed by Ramona. Both of them avoid jail time, while the other two serve short sentences before being released on probation.
The film concludes when Elizabeth goes to see Ramona, who works at a retail job. The latter muses that she only trusted Destiny or Dorothy to have her back and shows a picture of her friend that she kept amongst her prized possessions. Elizabeth, meanwhile, encourages Dorothy to reach out to Ramona in order to repair their relationship.
Is Hustlers on Netflix?
Netflix has an amazing collection of movies and television shows that sets it apart as a premier content provider. While ‘Hustlers’ is not on Netflix, the crux of the story is based on female friendships and how women come together to get ahead in the world. You can see similar navigations taking place in ‘GLOW‘.
Is Hustlers on Hulu?
Hulu has a fantastic collection of movies and television shows and the platform keeps making smart additions in order to stay ahead of the competition. While ‘Hustlers’ is not on the platform, you can check out ‘The Con Is On‘. After all, ‘Hustlers’ is primarily a movie about conning men, and ‘The Con Is On’ offers a wonderful take on the idea of a heist to get out of a financially sticky situation.
Is Hustlers on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has an enviable collection of movies and television shows that can only be beaten by Netflix perhaps. However, Prime subscribers are out of luck in this case. ‘Hustlers’ is not yet available on the platform, and you have to wait a while before you can stream and watch the movie.
Where Can I Stream Hustlers Online?
Unfortunately, there is no other site on the internet where you can stream and watch ‘Hustlers’. You have to wait a while till it arrives on one of the major platforms before it becomes available elsewhere.
Is Hustlers Out on DVD and BluRay?
‘Hustlers’ has been made available on DVD and BluRay as of December 10, 2019. The digital copies have been available from November 26, 2019. You can order the digital copy of the movie here.
Can I Stream Hustlers Online For Free?
Sorry to disappoint the freeloaders, but there is no legal way to watch ‘Hustlers’ online for free at the moment. Moreover, we would like to urge our readers to pay for any art that they consume.