The bizarre Twitter tale that took the internet by storm last week is rumored to be heading to a TV screen or movie theater near you….but the author wants to make sure her story is told true to form.
In case you haven’t heard about the potential come-up-story of the year, here’s a quick recap. Twitter user and former stripper Aziah King had no idea that her allegedly “true” account of an extremely wild night in Florida with a few new friends would captivate the internet the way that it did, but now that it has, she’s reportedly considering offers to cash in on her new-found internet fame.
The story has even spawned this hilarious parody trailer.
Aziah’s story (appropriately titled “Zola”) has dominated pop culture for the last week or so, grabbing the attention of everyone from mainstream media outlets to the likes of award-winning Hollywood director Ava DuVernay and plenty of others. But while Aziah has welcomed the attention and is even rumored to be in talks with major networks about how to bring her messy masterpiece to life, she was quick to warn potential filmmakers against whitewashing her story when an entertainment website tweeted out a caption referencing it with an accompanying photo of 4 white actresses.
Although the photo attached to the tweet sent out by the publication is one from an already-created movie starring the young actresses pictured, we can’t help but side with Aziah and find her potential casting concerns very valid given Hollywood’s track record.
Hopefully the got the message loud and clear.
In the meantime, if you still have yet to read the story, you can check it out HERE.