Transcript for 'It was all run by women,' Constance Wu says of new 'Hustlers' film
the fall's most hotly anticipated movie, "Hustlers." Oh. Starring Jennifer Lopez. Just a little bit of a u-turn there. Adrienne Bankert talked to the whole cast and she got a sneak peek as well. She's live for us in los Angeles. Hey, Adrienne. Reporter: Good morning to you, too, Tom. Fans are excited about this. Very grown-up. Very provocative film full of scenes based on real criminal cases. It's raw with a compassionate message about love and friendship. A star-studded female led drama where the women flip the script. Sisters. Sisters. Reporter: Inspired by true events "Hustlers" is about a group of strippers taking back their power from the men who run the club and their wealthy clients. These Wall Street guys, you see what they did to this country. They stole from everybody. Reporter: The multifaceted Jennifer Lopez who plays the ringleader of the group Ramona loves that the characters are shown as a family. I don't want to be dependent on anybody like ever. How important was it to kind of display these positive female relationships in the midst of a very dark anti-hero story? For me the women in the story are very strong. You know, they're very powerful. Reporter: For these women learning the ropes or in their case the pole was no easy task. I realize there is a vulnerability but also a power and a strength that they have that is really impressive and it takes a lot of bravery, a lot of courage. Reporter: With such sensitive subject matter, the cast grew very close. I feel like in our society once you hear that type of a profession whether it's stripping or sex working, anything like that, the judgment stop there is and don't get to know people as humans and understand their stories. Reporter: Becoming a fierce family. We got to be there for each other and we got to take care of each other and got to have a good time. We spent hours and hours on the set. And you don't want to feel like you're wasting your life. I had a blast working with everybody. I was excited to join the project. I've been a big fan of Jennifer since I can remember. They call me cardi B Reporter: Hip-hop star cardi B in our film debut is transparent saying the story line was familiar and very real. Yardi, what made you say yes. I know that scene very well. Like I have danced in the new York City Manhattan strip club because there's different type of strip club, you know what I'm saying. Reporter: Channeling women from her past to depict her character. And it's like, oh, man, I'm having flashbacks. Because everybody -- even my character like my character remind me of a girl I used to hang out with, her name is Jenny, it was, oh this, is Jenny, I'm just going to act like generalry senator "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart in a new role. I think in that sense she's the innocent and most noninnocent sort of way because clearly what they're doing is not innocent or without faults. It's like robbing a bank except you got the keys. Reporter: While this movie is like no movie you've ever seen before -- That was what I was excited to explore was the humanity of it and seen a scene in a strip club in every TV show and so few have been told from their perspective and that interested me just from a human level. Ankle hook. Knee hook. From here you could do the carousel. We're all hustling. That's the point. That's why the movie in a sense is very universal and many people can relate to it. And like the patriarch of society there's only one position for a woman but that's a commentary or scarcity, not gender. And I think our relationship in this movie really proved that because it was all run by women and it was all -- Women producer, women director, women writer. Women stars, women, women, women. About mother, daughters. Women, women, women. And "Hustlers" is in theaters September 13th. Guys. All right, Adrienne, speaking
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