Category: Real Story

The pimp from Zola is in prison for sex trafficking! Is Zola a true story? Where is the real Zola now?

The film Zola is a nonstop dangerous adventure of a Detroit waitress and part-time stripper who is way too trusting of a new friend. It’s based on a true story told via a Twitter thread in 2015. The pimp depicted in the Twitter thread and movie has sexually trafficked other women, and is currently serving time in prison for his actions.

   

THE ACT Did Gypsy Rose Blanchard really date an older man named Scott who dressed as Wolverine?

Last week’s episode of Hulu’s The Act, an adaptation of this Buzzfeed article about the life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother Dee Dee, dealt with a romance Dee Dee struck with an older man named Scott she met when he was cosplaying Wolverine at a local comic convention. In the episode Gypsy, who finds out she’s 19-years-old instead of 15, 14, or 17 ( all the different ages her mom says Gypsy is during the episode) sneaks buying a prepaid phone so she could text him. When she finds out he’s been hurt, she rushes to be by his side in the middle of the night.

   
   

Where was Crimson Peak filmed? Is there a real Allerdale Hall?

The true star of Crimson Peak was the scary gothic mansion itself. Unfortunately, there’s no historic Allerdale Hall in rural England, but director Guillermo del Toro did build the mansion of his nightmares at Pinewood Toronto Studios. In fact, the entire film was shot in Canada, on sound stages and few choice locations including Toronto’s Casa Loma.