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news.com.au 20 Nov, 2021 03:00 am

Zola movie: How filmmaker Janicza Bravo adapted A’Ziah King’s viral Twitter thread

Zola movie: How filmmaker Janicza Bravo adapted A’Ziah King’s viral Twitter thread
The intoxicating, surreal and wild Zola is a pioneer.

Zola is a pioneer on many fronts, with its dreamy sex work story adapted from a viral Twitter thread.It’s the first feature to be adapted from a viral Twitter thread, but more than that, it’s an exploration of narrative voice, one which tells a story that doesn’t judge sex work and the women who choose it.Picture: Sony Pictures Zola, ultimately, is a story about agency in choosing sex work, anathema to popular, tragic narratives about women who do it because they need to pay for school or to take care of their children.I hope they walk away from it wanting to have some kind of discourse around race, wanting to have some discourse around sex work and sex trafficking, hoping that they’re able to respect those women and that space a little more.

I didn’t know this sex work story either.” Riley Keough and Taylour Paige in Zola, the first feature to be adapted from Twitter.

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