“Ya’ll want to hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out???????? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.”
And so Zola begins. Based on an epic, viral 2015 Twitter thread written by A’Ziah King and dubbed by fans as #TheStory, Zola is INTENSE. We talk through the movie’s representation of sex work, its multiple tonal registers, the stellar performances, and this new era (?) of social media-sourced movie making.
Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.
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