by Ms. Black Hollywood
Strippers Get Their Revenge On in “Hustlers” JLo, Cardi B and Keke Palmer join an ensemble cast in a provocative new movie that shows strippers know how to work a pole and how to work over a group of Wall Street clients who thought they had all the power. The film is based on the true story as told in a New York Magazine article four years ago titled “The Hustlers Score” about a group of local club strippers who plan a heist to rip off some Wall Street types. Lopez stars in the film and pulls double duty as one of the executive producers. Cardi B lends not only her Grammy-winning raps to the film but a little personal experience from her days as a stripper before she became a rapping sensation. “Hustlers” won’t hit theaters until September 13th, but until then here’s your first reel look at the official trailer.
And Emmy Goes To… It’s that time of the year when TV shows get to bask in the glow of their achievements and dream of bringing home a little golden statue to show the world they’ve got skills. Tuesday’s announcement of nominees brought a few surprises and some history-making nominations. Ava DuVernay’s earthshaking docuseries “When They See Us” garnered a total of 16 noms. DuVernay’s story about 5 Black and Latino men wrongly convicted of a brutal rape helped pushed Netflix to the head of the list for streaming services nominated this year. DuVernay thanked Netflix for “believing in this story and letting me tell it the exact way I wanted…” as she shared the news with fans on social media.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” netted an astounding 32 nominations for the top spot in nominations. That’s a new record for the most nominations in one year to any show ever!
RuPaul’s “Drag Race” continues to break all the social norms and records as well. The drag queen reality competition leads in nominations this year for VH1 garnering a total of 14 Emmy nominations. That’s a new record for the number of nominations ever earned by any VH1 show.
Also making the cut this year, “black-ish’s” Anthony Anderson and Don Cheadle for “Black Monday” in the Best Actor, Comedy category. In the Best Actress/Actor, Drama category Viola Davis of “How To Get Away With Murder” and Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us”. Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) and Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) are both up for Best Actor in a limited series or TV Movie and Asante Blackk earned a Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie nomination for “When They See Us”.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 will air September 22 on Fox.
For this week’s look at some of your favorite movers and shakers in Black Hollywood, that’s a wrap!