You might have blocked out much of the end of last year. It was a hairy time with bad stuff going on in the world and a lot of boozing being done but, if you can pull one teeny tiny thing out of your repressed subconscious - make it Zola and her tale of her very bad trip down to Miami - which she told on Twitter to worldwide acclaim. You can read the full story in depth here but basically Zola, real name Aziah King, tweeted, across hundreds of tweets, her story of her as a stripper who is convinced to head down to Miami to make a bit of cash for the weekend. Her other stripper friend Jessica unfortunately turned out to be a prostitute she denies this part of the story IRL and this information, when mixed with a bipolar boyfriend and terrifying pimp, led to a mad ride including suicide attempts, suggested murder and kidnapping. It's a heavy story kids, but definitely one worth reading.
James Franco to direct Twitter tale of stripper Zola's sordid road trip
James Franco’s Stripper Saga Movie Is Maybe Not Happening
James Franco has signed up to direct a potentially controversial true-life drama based on a wild and unsavoury stripper road trip to Florida that went viral on Twitter. After stripping at a succession of rundown Florida bars, Uwedjojevwe allegedly placed adverts for both women on the prostitution site Backpage. She also admits putting a further advert online for Swiatkowski, via which a higher premium was charged. Other participants in the road trip have said Wells added dramatic embellishment to real events. Uwedjojevwe was charged with sexual assault, sex trafficking, battery and attempted pimping in November after he and Swiatkowski allegedly tried to coerce two other young women, Breeonna Pellow and her best friend, Jessica Forgie, into prostitution in Reno, Nevada. Rolling Stone reported in November that he was in custody in Reno.
James Franco's stripper film is quietly axed after abuse allegations
Please refresh the page and retry. By the time he had finished celebrating, he was at the centre of a swirl of sexual harassment allegations that he has had to subsequently face in a run of late night chat show interviews. Now, The Hollywood Reporter claims that his forthcoming film adaptation based on a string of tweets from an exotic dancer has been pushed back into development by film executives.