Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones.
Today, as we all celebrate the forthcoming release of Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers in our own way, here we discuss Jennifer Lopez, the multi-hyphenate queen herself. We take a tour of her acting career, starting with Oliver Stone’s nutty U Turn in 1997, passing through the strange melodrama Angel Eyes (2001), tackling a more comedic performance in 2013’s Parker and finishing up with the camp mini-classic The Boy Next Door from 2015.
We mention the infamous Movieline interview and her reaction to it, we debate first edition copies of The Iliad, settle on how J-Lo continues to be an underrated actress and how something like that is even possible.