The true-ish story of a road trip gone to hell and back gets the big-screen treatment with Zola, a wild, provocative film from director Janicza Bravo. Taylour Paige plays a dancer who meets another woman, played by Riley Keough, and gets talked into going along on a trip to make some serious money. But nothing goes according to plan, and things go from bad to worse and then downright crazy. Watch the Zola trailer below.
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In 2015, A’Ziah “Zola” King launched a Twitter thread that began with a question: “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 a 100+ Tweet thread journey that went viral and chronicled a wild and crazy 48 hours involving stripping, sex trafficking, kidnapping, violence, and attempted suicide. It was too good to be true – but it was true. Well…some of it. Zola embellished several details, but Rolling Stone reporter David Kushner caught up with her – and the other characters in her tale – and was able to confirm much of it. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling.
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