"Zola" is a 2020 American black comedy film directed by Janicza Bravo.
The starring cast includes Taylour Paige as Aziah "Zola" King, Riley Keough as Stefani, Nicholas Braun as Derrek, Ari'el Stachel as Sean, Colman Domingo as Abegunde "X" Olawale, Jason Mitchell as Dion, Nelcie Souffrant as Gail, Ts Madison as Hollywood, Nasir Rahim as Johnathan, Sophie Hall as Baybe and others.

Here are "Zola" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Zola movie?

A24 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 released the trailer for "Zola" you can watch here:
Zola | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Plot summary

What is Zola movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Zola" movie plot summary.

Aziah "Zola" King (Taylour Paige), a self-assured waitress and part-time stripper in Detroit, meets Stefani (Riley Keough), an outgoing and crass fellow stripper, while serving her at work. Stefani invites Zola to dance with her at a club that night, and the two form a quick friendship. The next day, Stefani proposes that Zola join her on a road trip to Tampa, Florida, the location of a strip club where Stefani claims the two can make significant money. Zola joins Stefani, her mysterious roommate, X, and Stefani's sheepish boyfriend, Derrek (Nicholas Braun), on a road trip.
Upon arriving in Tampa, Stefani, Zola, and X leave Derrek at a seedy motel while they visit the club where Stefani claims her friends earned over $5,000 in one night. The two perform at the club, but do not net nearly as much as Stefani insisted they would. After, Zola learns that Stefani and X have posted photos of her and Stefani in a Backpage advertisement selling a night of sex with them. Zola attempts to leave, but is threatened by X, who reveals himself to be Stefani's pimp.
X brings the women to an upscale hotel, where Stefani proceeds to have sex with a male client. Zola, who does not wish to participate, is affronted when she learns that X is charging only $150 for each sexual encounter Stefani has. Zola edits the Backpage advertisement to help Stefani earn more money; by the end of the night, Stefani has made over $8,000. X is initially insulted by Zola's intervention, but grows impressed. Meanwhile, Derrek, left to his own devices, befriends a man named Dion (Jason Mitchell) whom he meets at the motel. When X, Stefani, and Zola return to the motel, X is enraged to discover that Derrek informed Dion about their reason for visiting Tampa. Worried that Dion and his friend will rob them, X forces the group to flee.


Who plays who in the Zola movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Zola" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Taylour Paige  as Aziah "Zola" King
Riley Keough  as Stefani
Nicholas Braun  as Derrek (as Nick Braun)
Ari'el Stachel  as Sean
Colman Domingo  as Abegunde "X" Olawale
Jason Mitchell  as Dion
Nelcie Souffrant  as Gail
Ts Madison  as Hollywood
Nasir Rahim  as Johnathan
Sophie Hall  as Baybe
Jarquale Stewart  as CC
Amelia Rose Monteagudo  as Stefani's Baby
Tommy Foxhill  as Tommy Tony
Ben Bladon  as Kay
Tony Demil  as Joe
Ernest Emmanuel Peeples  as Hee
Joseph Sanders  as Liquor Store Clerk
Brett Chesebro  as Caller
Carl Collanus  as Caller
Jay Dersahagian  as Caller
Rusty Domhoff  as Caller
Mark Fiedler  as Caller
Alex Flash  as Caller
Richard W. Lariviere  as Caller
Bob Lawton  as Caller
Ernest Lee Wilson Jr.  as Caller
Josh Locy  as Caller
Pedro Medina  as Caller
Thomas Nash  as Caller
Bill Pierce  as Caller
Michael Worden  as Caller
Kyle Williams  as Caller
Andrew Romano  as Hotel Waiter
Angelo Diaz  as Juan
Rico Paris  as Also Juan
Michael Aceveda  as Juan
Anibal Echeverria Bonet  as Juan
Max Guevara  as Juan
Harold Hernandez  as Juan
David Rodriguez  as Juan
Bernard Lyght  as Man Pulled Over
Michael Opal  as Cop
Eric Salas  as Also Cop
Doug Walker  as Steel Drum Player
Drew Rin Varick  as Man at Pool

Release date

When is Zola movie release date?

"Zola" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 24, 2020 (Sundance) and on June 30, 2021 (United States) distributing by A24, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Stage 6 Films and VVS Films.


What are Zola filming details?

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $4.7 million.

"Zola" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on October 29, 2018.


What are critics and audiences saying about Zola movie?

"Zola" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100.

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