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You can take Zola out of the internet, but you can’t take the internet out of Zola. Or maybe you could, but why would you ever want to? Directed by Janicza Bravo, the cinematic adaptation of the 148-tweet thread by Aziah “Zola” Wells embraces its online roots, adopting the internet as an aesthetic.
The passage of time is marked by a clock that looks exactly like the one on the lockscreen of your iPhone, the whistle of a Twitter notification punctuates a scene, characters read their texts to each other like they’re talking. The dialogue is heavy in the black slang that tends to become appropriated as Extremely Online slang once they filter out of black communities into non-black ones. Sometimes, Zola says directly to the camera what you know she’ll tweet about it later. Read more…
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