'Y'all wanna hear a story' memes are spreading online after the release of the first 'Zola' film trailer

'Y'all wanna hear a story' memes are spreading online after the release of the first 'Zola' film trailer
Riley Keough and Taylour Paige star in A24's film adaptation of a viral Twitter thread that captivated people online in 2015.Photo by Anna Kooris; Courtesy of A24
  • "Zola" is an upcoming A24 film based on an iconic 2015 Twitter thread by A'Ziah "Zola" King.
  • The thread's opening line, which appears in the film's trailer, has become a meme on Twitter.
  • People are sharing it alongside images of fictional and real-world pairs with famous falling-outs.

In 2015, A'Ziah "Zola" King posted a Twitter thread about the time she and a new friend took an impromptu road trip to strip in Florida. Though the road trip went awry, the thread remains one of the best tales ever to grace the platform.

"Y'all wanna hear a story about why me & this b-tch here fell out?! It's kinda long but full of suspense," King wrote in the original Twitter thread, which became known online as #TheStory and trended worldwide. Later, David Kushner reported an account of the story for Rolling Stone, interviewing King as well as other key figures in the story.

A24 has adapted the thread into a movie, written by Janicza Bravo and Jeremy O. Harris, that's set to land in theaters this summer. Now, just days after the premiere of the film's first trailer on Wednesday, the opening line of the original Twitter thread has become a meme.

On Sunday and Monday, memes applying the line to real-world or fictional duos with storied sagas of their own began circulating on Twitter.

One of the earliest viral tweets, from Twitter user @jezfrompeepshow, used the quote - which was featured in the movie trailer - along with images of Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin in 2010's "The Social Network."


On Monday, O'Harris, one of the writers of "Zola" who's also known for writing the Tony-nominated "Slave Play," quote-tweeted the "Social Network" tweet with images of Elphaba and Glinda from "Wicked."

From that point on, the meme spread quickly on Twitter, with people invoking pairs who had famous falling outs.

While King's original Twitter thread has since been deleted, it remains preserved online, and you can relive the story this summer when "Zola" hits theaters.