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:
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.
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.
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:
"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!
Taylour Paige plays the titular Zola, a pole dancer and waitress who gets caught up in NONSENSE!
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":
Colman Domingo plays X (fka Z), Stefani's roommate/pimp/handler/friend/partner-in-crime (???):