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The new movie Zola is based on a viral Twitter thread. Taylour Paige (right) stars as Zola, and Riley Keough (left) plays Stefani, the exotic dancer who invites her on an ill-fated road trip to Florida. Courtesy A24 hide caption

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How Hollywood Translated The Epic Poetry Of The Viral 'Zola' Thread

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New Movie 'Zola' Is Based On A Long Series Of Tweets

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Riley Keough and Taylour Paige in Zola. Anna Kooris/A24 hide caption

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Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

Sam interviews Riley Keough, one of the stars of Zola— a new movie adapted from a viral 148-tweet thread story full of sex work, guns and plot twists. They talk about how Riley prepared her character's "blaccent," why she tends to play unlikeable characters, and how she became a death doula.

Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

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Megan Rapinoe and her teammates on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team filed a lawsuit in 2019 over equal pay. Sean Fine/Courtesy HBO Max hide caption

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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Struggle For Equal Pay Featured In New 'LFG' Documentary

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'F9' Success Might Indicate Audiences Are Ready To Return To Theaters

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Using giant lollipops as paddles, Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole and Paris Themmen sail down the chocolate river. Arthur Sidey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Group Of Child Actors Helped To Make Movie History

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Iliza Shlesinger Takes Us Through The Ups And Downs Of Dating In New Movie

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Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are still together in F9, 20 years after the franchise began. Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures hide caption

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What Hollywood Could Learn From The 20-Year Success Of 'Fast & Furious'

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Christian Vázquez as Gerardo and Armando Espitia as Iván in I Carry You with Me. Alejandro Lopez Pineda/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'I Carry You With Me' Blends Reality And Drama In A Wrenching Gay Love Story

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Review: 'F9' Puts The Pedal To The Metal To Restart The Hollywood Blockbuster

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Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are still together in F9, 20 years after the franchise began. Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Fast & Furious' Owner's Manual: A Guide As The Best Worst Franchise Turns 20

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