The stripper who inspired the movie “Hustlers” will sue Jennifer Lopez

The movie “Hustlers” starring Jennifer Lopez will be praised by cinema audiences and excellent journalistic analysis.

After the movie surpassed the 70 million dollars earnings threshold, J Lo and the producers received a call from Samantha Barbash, the stripper who inspired the lead role. She said she wanted to sue Jennifer Lopez, who is one of the film’s producers, as well as the other producers, because she did not receive fair financial compensation. Samantha Barbash argues that Ramona’s role played by Lopez in the film is a “faithful picture of her life” and that she is therefore entitled to monetary compensation.

JLO and Samantha Barbash.

The stripper pleaded guilty in court two years ago and said she was the leader of a female crime group that was drug and robbing wealthy New York businessmen, mostly from Wall Street, at the club where she worked.

Jay Lo, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lizo and Cardi B. play a movie made after this true story that was first published as news in New York Magazine in 2015.

Hustlers had a great first weekend after its premiere and grossed $ 33.2 million, the best movie debut of 50-year-old Jay Lo ever.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and after the premiere weekend it received 88% positive reviews from RottenTomatoes. Many anticipate Oscar nominations for the film and for Lopez. There is the official trailer from the movie “Hustlers”

The movie “Hustlers” banned in Malaysia

Bare breasts, erotic dancers and drugs – all of this was too much for the Malaysian Film Censorship Board.

These scenes in the film “Hustlers” with Latin Wild Jennifer Lopez were enough to ban a screening in a conservative country where the majority of the population is Muslim.

The Board’s assessment is that “the film is not suitable for public display” and the film will not play in theaters in the country although it was announced. Malaysian film distributor Square Box Pictures has confirmed the ban on Instagram.

This is not the first case of Malaysian film bans or censorship. The Film Censorship Board censored gay sex scenes this year in the Elton John biopic Rocketman, but allowed it to be shown.