Hustlers — The Real Story
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 8:00 am
“Hustlers” is based on the real-life story of strippers who drugged men and then stole money by running up charges on their credit and debit cards, figuring (mostly correctly) that the men would be too embarrassed to do anything about it.
TIME Magazine wrote about the real story. Many of the details of the story are accurately portrayed in the film, though names and some facts have been changed. After business fell off at the strip clubs following the financial meltdown, the women did sprinkle a concoction of MDMA, ketamine, and cocaine into the men’s drinks. And the police had an informant,, a man who was willing to complain, and a sting operation, which gave them what they needed to arrest the women. And the woman who inspired the character played by Constance Wu is writing a book.