Based on the Tweets: A Review of A24’s Zola

The first tweet in the original thread on which “Zola” is based, Photo: Aziah King

Zola is odd. The film itself was a blip on the radar, based on a blip in the online viralverse, a Polaroid of a moment in a constantly changing culture. It is, what I believe to be, the first film that credits a Twitter thread as it’s source material (as well as an article by David Kushner). The thread in question was tweeted in October 2015 by Aziah King, aka “Zola”.