Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 the name Zola became a trending topic on Twitter. Unless you found the name Zola of some personal significance to you -you probably passed on clicking on the hashtag.
The author of one of Twitter’s 2015 biggest hits admitted in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine that the story steeped in drama, sex, violence, and felonies took two drafts before the third hit viewer and follower paydirt.
When she posted the story on Twitter, she was caught up in the moment, she explains, riffing on the reactions of her followers who were responding in real time. She had posted and removed the story twice before and no one cared. To garner more interest this time, she made it darkly funny while preserving the gist of what happened. And she has no regrets. [SOURCE]
The third time’s the charm. Her story of a weekend of prostitution, murder, pimps, and assorted unsavory characters went viral.
The Twitter name @_Zolarmoon belonged to an Aziah King who we now know is Zola Wells.
Wells used her Twitter account to chronicle a story that could have come straight out of a crime thriller novel.
The teaser to a movie of her weekend escapades in Florida would read like this.
A pimp forces a guy’s girlfriend to perform oral sex on him and makes the guy watch.
Aziah’s new-found road trip friend turns out to be a prostitute that almost gets herself killed while trapping.
A ruthless pimp shoots a guy in the face. A prostitute advertises her girlfriend’s services on Backpage and she makes thousands in one night having sex while her girlfriend watches.
And it looks like that movie is going to come to fruition.
James Franco, Andrew Neel and Killer Films are developing a movie based on stripper Azia “Zola” Wells’ saga of a wild road trip to Florida with Franco directing.
The project is based on David Kushner’s story for Rolling Stone, published in November and titled “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted.”
Franco will direct from a script by Neel and Mike Roberts. Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing through their Rabbit Bandini Productions with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, and Gigi Films’ Gia Walsh and Kara Baker. [SOURCE]
This movie is going to be good.
Now I’m going to tell you I was first skeptical about the story but after reading Rolling Stone’s interview with the author of the Twitter literary hit, Zola Wells, I believe it. Yes, she admits to embellishing some parts of it to incarcerate the readers attention but 95% of the story did happen.
Aziah was in Florida with a white female, Nigerian male, and a white male.
Somebody stripped, sold some booty, and folks got high. A boyfriend was almost forced to watch a pimp have sex with his girlfriend.
Zola did leave Florida alive and as of the date of this post never saw the female (Jessica) again.
I’m not going to attempt to tell Zola’s story.
Here it is presented to you in video presentation format.
WARNING! THE STORY HAS VERY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
You can also read the Tweets in their conventional presentation HERE.