A24 Reveals First Teaser Trailer for 'Zola'
“You want to hear a story about how me and this bitch here fell out?”
When Zola premiered at Sundance Film Festival back in January, its novel premise — a true crime tale told in a series of 148 tweets — and screenplay co-written by Jeremy O. Harris made headlines. Now, A24 has released a first look at the film in a brief teaser trailer that quotes the viral Twitter thread: “You want to hear a story about how me and this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long, but it’s full of suspense.”
In case you’re unfamiliar with the explosive thread: In 2015, Aziah “Zola” Wells, a stripper at the time, took to Twitter with an epic recount of a Florida trip that quickly turned into a nightmare. Zola had recently met fellow stripper Jessica, who invited her to dance at an upscale club in Tampa. Jessica’s roommate, Rudy, also came along — in a turn of events, Rudy turned out to be Jessica’s pimp, who proceeded to coerce both Zola and Jessica into prostitution.