The Wild True Story Behind Hustlers Will Actually Blow Your Mind

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In addition to featuring a stellar cast of women and seasoned director Lorene Scafaria at its helm, the upcoming Jennifer Lopez-produced Hustlers is also based on a true story. In late 2015, The Cut journalist Jessica Pressler scribed a longform piece on Roselyn Keo and Samantha Barbash's strip club misadventures, during which they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. Now, these women are getting the Hollywood treatment, respectively portrayed by Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. If you're curious about the shocking story behind this glitzy Hollywood comedy, keep reading - it's going to be a wild and flashy ride.

The Relationship That Started It All

The story starts with Roselyn Keo, the daughter of Cambodian refugees. Keo had been going to Berkeley College in New Jersey and trying to support herself and her grandparents with a job waitressing at New City Diner in Nanuet, NY. There, Keo encountered
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