How a Comfort Consultant Helped the Stars of ‘Hustlers’ Succeed

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STX Films
STX Films

Hustlers smashed Hollywood expectations over the weekend, earning $34 million and a big hit for STX Entertainment.

Stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Keke Palmer worked with comfort consultant Jacqueline Frances during the shoot.

“The representation of sex workers in mainstream media is trash,” Frances told Variety in the video embedded above. The comfort coach fights to change perceptions of sex workers and end the “toxic” portrayals of sex workers in the media.

Frances made sure everyone in the movie felt comfortable in their roles. She also brought a more accurate vision of sex workers to the screen.

She also told Variety:

“My involvement in this film was two-fold: doing my best work to make sure strippers felt seen and represented, and also making sure the actors felt comfortable representing them and doing this work. There’s this idea that strippers just have to show up and be sexy according to what someone else thinks sexy is. That’s not really how stripping is. It’s an expression of your own sexuality and people pay you for it.”

Watch the high-octane trailer for Hustlers below!

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