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Trivia for Hustlers

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  • Jennifer Lopez gave up sugar and carbs for 10 days to prepare for her role.
  • Jennifer Lopez trained for pole dancing in preparation for the movie. She even had a detachable pole in her house.
  • Singer Bebe Rexha was approached for the role of the "Russian girl from New York" and auditioned, but didn't get the part.
  • On April 4, 2019, "J.Lo stole my story!" claimed Samantha Barbash. The convicted stripper and thief threatened legal action against Lopez and the Hustlers production company for using her life story without permission. [New York Post, April 4, 2019, pp. 1, 20-21]
  • Jennifer Lopez personally brought Cardi B on board, saying that Cardi had been offered roles before, but she was looking for the right project.
  • Jennifer Lopez visited a strip club with her fiance, Alex Rodriquez, to research her role.
  • Cardi B actually admitted to drugging and robbing men in the early stages of her career, which is coincidentally what this film's subject revolves around.
  • Third collaboration between Jennifer Lopez and Keke Palmer. They both voiced for the characters Shira and Peaches in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and Ice Age: Collison course (2016).
  • There was high speculation that Big Jay Oakerson was filming a major role for the new Blade reboot, before being revealed that he was filming for this movie as a strip club DJ.
  • Cardi B's feature film debut.
  • Lizzo's feature film debut.
  • Cardi B actually admitted to illegally drugging and robbing men in the early stages of her career, which is coincidentally what this film's subject revolves around.
  • Cardi B was a stripper before starting her music career.
  • Devin Ratray and Frank Whaley were both in movies written by John Hughes. Devin Ratray - Home Alone (1990) & Home Alone 2 (1992); Frank Whaley - Career Opportunities (1991)
  • Martin Scorsese passed on directing the film.
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