christina ricci sparkles as zelda fitzgerald in amazon show trailer

“Well behaved women don’t make history.”

by Tish Weinstock
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13 December 2016, 9:33pm

From Wednesday Addams, to Casper's crush, Pan Am stewardess to pint sized legal attorney, Liza Bump, Christina Ricci's IMDB page reads like a menu from an all you can eat buffet. There's something for everyone. Ever the chameleon, her latest incarnation is that of Zelda Fitzgerald: writer, muse, OG flapper, and wife to perennial dickhead-cum-exceptional novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. She put the roar in the roaring 20s and has gone down in history as one of the most fascinating women of all time. And yet she hasn't yet been given her due credit. That is until now. In a new Amazon series Z: The Beginning of Everything, Zelda had finally been dragged out of F. Scott's shadows and thrust into her own feminist spotlight, with special attention given to her letters which, of course, were the main inspiration of Fitzgerald's writing. With Ricci in the lead role, it's a sure fire hit.

Z: The Beginning of Everything drops on 27 January.

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Text Tish Weinstock

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