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“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.
“Zola sparkles because of the brilliant performances and the sheer insanity of it all.” – Aramide Tinubu, Showbiz Cheat Sheet
From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo (Lemon), and co-writer Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play), 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, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough, American Honey), 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. (Dir. by Janicza Bravo, 2020, USA, 87 mins., Rated R)