Jennifer Lopez shared a new video showing off the pole dancing skills she picked up while making Hustlers, her latest movie.
In the film, she plays a veteran stripper who joins other strippers to scam and rob wealthy men who visit their New York City strip club.
Hustlers is based on Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores,” about a group of strippers who scam wealthy men during the late-2000s financial crisis. It was directed by Lorene Scafaria and also stars Constance Wu, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Mercedes Reuhl.
In an interview with Uproxx, Scarfaria said after she read Pressler’s article, she felt the need to tell a story like this from the perspective of the women.
The film hits theaters on Friday and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday night. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone… This was definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done physically. But it was all worth it in the end,” Lopez wrote in the Instagram caption.