Discussion Post #2 – Hustlers
In the article, “Hustlers: The Real Story Behind the Movie”, there are multiple shared beliefs as well as rules shared amongst the strippers of the club. For example, they drew the line at having sex with customers, seduced those who were rich and make them spend as much money as possible, and even resorted to drugging them in order to get more money. Some of the strippers would even alter their appearances in order to appeal more to the men at the clubs. Their main goal was to obtain as much money as they could. These women, as stated in the text, stopped believing in men. The background information chosen was helpful because it provided not just the interviewer but the readers a context behind why Rosie resorted to this job. The background information also helped understand Rosie’s character and give us an insight into who she is. The author of this article gives very detailed descriptions of the informants, especially regarding their physical appearance. They used vivid imagery to describe the informant’s physical appearance such as using Jessica Rabbit’s body shape as an example. The descriptions help set the scene especially when you start to think about the setting in which the interview and the actual hustling of the strippers takes place. These descriptions helped me understand what exactly was the article about. The detailed report and the structure of the article as well as the interviews is very organized and story-telling like which added to the story’s credibility.