A’Ziah “Zola” King is best known for her 2015 viral Twitter feed which was an astonishing, sometimes laughing, tale of a road trip that turned dangerous.

The tweetstorm inspired the filmmakers of “Zola”, now in theaters, so much that they treated her social media posts with the same respect as a book, a play, or a short story.

In "Zola," Taylour Paige brings vigilant caution to the main character as she descends into other people's madness.

“Text was king, literally. King’s text was king,” said film co-writer Jeremy O. Harris.

Six years ago, King was a 19-year-old waitress in a now-defunct Hooters in Roseville when she embarked on the epic odyssey that would be adapted to the big screen as “Zola.”

The film follows the adventures of Zola (played by Taylour Paige in “White Boy Rick” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), invited by one of her restaurant customers, Stefani (Riley Keough, actress and granddaughter Elvis Presley), to accompany him to Florida and earn some money from exotic dancing.



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