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    The "Zola" Trailer Finally Dropped, And I Cannot Wait For This Mess Of A Story To Come To Life

    "This is messy! You are messy! Your BRAIN is broke!"

    The year is 2015. I am but a wee sophomore in college when all my friends start texting me and asking if I've seen this ~Zola~ story on Twitter. At the time, I had not:

    Archived Snapchat of me asking who Zola is
    Ehis Osifo / BuzzFeed

    SO, I proceeded to spend my break between classes hunkered down in the Warren Towers Starbucks to read this entire saga from start to finish. Needless to say, I was never the same.

    Meme of Kris Jenner reading something on her computer with her mouth open in awe
    E!

    The original thread has since been deleted, but you can read all the tweets here.

    In case you need a refresher, this story is about a woman named Zola who gets roped into a trip down to Florida by a woman named Jess (who she met during her shift at Hooters). What was supposed to be a weekend of "hoeism" and stripping turned into one of prostitution, extortion, murder, and an unhinged man named Jarrett.

    Archived tweets from Zola's account
    @_zolarmoon

    Almost IMMEDIATELY after this tale went viral, people were demanding for a movie to be made. And now, nearly six years later, we have our first look at Zola:

    View this video on YouTube

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    God bless A24.

    "Y'all wanna hear a story about how me and this bitch fell out? It's kinda long, but full of suspense." WE LOVE A RIPPED-FROM-THE-TWITTER-THREAD LOGLINE!

    Zola and Stefani walking down the hallway of a motel
    A24

    Taylour Paige plays the titular Zola, a pole dancer and waitress who gets caught up in NONSENSE!

    A24

    Her face says it all.

    Riley Keough plays Stefani (fka Jess), a stripper who convinces Zola to go on a road trip down to Florida to make money dancing and participate in good-natured "hoeing":

    Stefani standing through the sunroof of a moving car and sticking her tongue out with glee
    A24

    I wish I could go back in time and save Zola from this quite literal wild ride.

    Colman Domingo plays X (fka Z), Stefani's roommate/pimp/handler/friend/partner-in-crime (???):

    X telling Stefani that she did a good job making money
    A24

    The true mystery of this ordeal is the identity of this man.

    And then my MAN, my 6'5'' king, Nicholas Braun plays Derrek (fka Jarrett), Stefani's clueless boyfriend who sometimes hits himself:

    Derrek trippin' in the motel room
    A24

    Perfect casting, IMO.

    Now, if you read the thread, then seeing this story come to life is going to be a ride-and-a-half...

    Stefani and Zola seductively licking their respective fingers
    A24

    ...but if you HAVEN'T, then buckle up, kiddo, 'cause this story's got stripping...

    Stefani taking a selfie of her and a pastie-clad Zola
    A24

    ...which leads to prostitution β€” something Zola did NOT sign up for...

    A screenshot of an ad advertising time with Stefani and Zola
    A24

    ...which leads to criminal activity...

    Zola handling a gun on the balcony with X
    A24

    ...which leads to Derrek maybe jumping out of a window...

    Derrek having a breakdown in the hotel suite
    A24

    ...and all that drama isn't even a DROP IN THE BUCKET to what the whole story entails.

    A24

    Be sure to catch Zola in theaters this summer for a whole lot of messy mess.

    Title card for Zola
    A24

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