Skip navigation! Story from Movies. She meets a veteran stripper, Ramona Jennifer Lopez , and the two start working together to really bring in the big bucks. And I mean like, huge bucks. The two set out on a long-con, with a handful of other accomplices, to literally take the men of New York City for all their worth, or as much as they can max out on their credit cards.
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She just wishes that the film would have depicted a more accurate version of herself—which would have been difficult considering Barbash declined to participate in production. Why would I? At the end of the day, I have bags that are worth more than what they wanted to pay me. Barbash got around to seeing the film on Saturday evening at an IPIC theater in Manhattan, flanked by her year-old son, other family members, and friends. Barbash has reason to play it cool about the Hollywood close-up she says is not so accurate.
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Before Jennifer Lopez was offering Constance Wu pointers on how to grip a stripper pole with ease, former real-life strip club employees Samantha Barbash and Roselyn Keo and company were unknowingly committing the misdeeds that would soon become fodder for a Hollywood feature. Seemingly flawless, their cunning scheme targeted married men who worked on Wall Street, as the consequences of filing formal complaints or having the Mrs. In the end, the core quartet—Barbash and Keo, plus exotic entertainers Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen—were all arrested and charged. It is based on a article written by Jessica Pressler for New York magazine.
The Hustlers true story reveals that Samantha, who is portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the movie, developed a scheme that she called "marketing," which is more commonly known as "fishing. The idea basically involved three steps. Go fishing by cold-calling a wealthy strip club client and tempting him with alluring texts and selfies. Have one of the girls, usually Karina Pascucci or Marsi Rosen, meet up with the client, ply him with drinks and substances, and then convince him to come to the strip club usually with the help of other girls who've arrived.