Screening at the Kendall Square Cinema. In the opening scene of this fascinating documentary, Scotty Bowers takes a phone message from a young man named Bernardo, gets dressed in his messy bungalow full of stacks of old mail, kisses and naughtily fondles his well-dressed wife, and then heads to a big soiree for his ninetieth birthday. The party has guests of all ages, flashily dressed. This ninety-seven minute biographical film by Matt Tyrnauer Valentino: The Last Emperor packs a wallop: part historical expose with plenty of archival photos and footage , part gentle profile. Bowers is talkative, good-humored, and unapologetic about his early days in Hollywood, where he went to live immediately following his military service in World War II.
Instead of rejecting all that seemed misogynistic and corrupt in society, Gen Xers set out to subvert those institutions from within. Suddenly, pole dancing classes were being offered at gyms across America, while Page Six party girls and self-made porn stars were being treated as celebrities. Things are safer when the women work together — as Destiny starts to do with Ramona — which also makes it easier to coax more cash out of their human ATMs. And then the economy tanks.
Jennifer Lopez is hanging upside down on a stripper pole as dozens of extras gently pelt her with money in the opening scene of Hustlers. In early , Annapurna Pictures asked Scafaria to be the screenwriter. Scafaria wanted to direct the film as well, but the producers had other ideas. Lorene Scafaria : I was really trying to fight for the job and hoped that I could do as much directing as possible on paper in order to start to convince everyone that the director of The Meddler [an earnest mother-daughter comedy-drama starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne] should be the director of Hustlers. I did a second draft, and then it became a sort of reckoning of who was going to direct it.
Sign in. Maura Tierney , the versatile star from " The Affair ," has never been afraid to find the comedy and drama in her work. Watch now.