When Roselyn "Rosie" Keo and Karina Pascucci decided that the traditional and legal ways of making money in the strip club scene were not enough, they, along with others, conspired to trick, manipulate and drug unsuspecting wealthy men before taking their money to fund their own lavish lifestyles in the wake of the financial crisis. Keo has been a lifelong hustler. I was just in the wrong business. She started her entrepreneurship in grade school, where she would sell candy for a profit, said David Haskell, editor-in-chief of New York Magazine, which covered the scam involving Keo in
When Destiny Constance Wu enters the backstage of Moves, the fictional strip club at the center of Hustlers , she's met by a group of brash, bad-ass dancers whose charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent jump right off the screen. Amongst them, three former sex workers: Cardi B. Frances also served as a consultant on the film, lending her real-life experience as a dancer to the ensure the authenticity of Hustlers ' portrayals.
Roselyn Keo begins our chat by citing Oprah. Lo-led film, Hustlers , out today. In it, Constance Wu plays Destiny, a character inspired by Keo and her real story as a dancer turned Madam—one who swindled wealthy strip club clientele for more than just their sweaty wads of dollar bills. Lo as the character Ramona in the movie. Keo retired her platform heels when she had a daughter with her on-again-off again boyfriend in