Bravo grounds her story in a vision of Florida that feels genuinely dangerous and strange in ways that only Florida can.



"Y'all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It's kind of long but full of suspense." Thus began the odyssey of one A'Ziah King, aka ZOLA. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola's stranger-than-fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life. Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of "hoeism" rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.
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You can take Zola' out of the internet, but you can't take the internet out of 'Zola.' Or maybe you could, but why would you ever want to? Directed by Janicza Bravo, the cinematic adaptation of the 148-tweet thread by Aziah 'Zola' Wells embraces its online roots, adopting the internet as an ...

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