James Franco in Spring Breakers

For a few days last fall, the big watercooler pop culture event wasn’t yet another premium cable antihero drama or $200 million superhero blockbuster, but a 148-tweet epic of a stripper’s Florida road trip gone dramatically awry. The true-ish tale of Aziah “Zola” Wells¬†followed two sex workers, a violent pimp, and a very sad boyfriend through a drug- and sex-fueled odyssey that eventually involved betrayal, kidnapping, a suicide attempt, and even a murder.

Naturally, the story immediately won over the internet and had fans clamoring for a movie adaptation, and now it’s actually getting one. From director¬†James Franco, of course, because if a feature film based on a sordid Twitter rant doesn’t sound right up Franco’s alley, what does?¬† Read More »