In anticipation for the release of Zola, A24 has released the infamous twitter thread from A’Ziah “Zola” King as a book, which immortalizes her “surreal saga in print for the first time.” The book will also feature a foreword by author Roxane Gay and Zola filmmaker Janicza Bravo. Here’s the official plot synopsis of the film from A24:
“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 the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka ZOLA. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.
Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.”
Zola hits theatres on June 30th. You can buy the book here.