For the longest time, Zelda Fitzgerald lived in the shadows of her husband, with few people ever even aware that she wrote a novel of her own, called Save Me the Waltz, which was heavily censored by F. Scott and her publisher so that her narrative wouldn’t overlap with the book he was writing at the time, Tender Is the Night. Such facts as these are, in part, not only why she was deemed “crazy,” but why it took so long for anyone to recognize her as an artist independent of her “better half.”
Zelda’s free-spirited nature and desire to express herself would have, of course, been far more suited to modern times. But, on the plus side, her vindication is about to occur through the lens of Christina Ricci, who is set to play the troubled Southern belle in a series for Amazon called Z (after the book of the same name).
Centered around the early courtship era between herself and F. Scott, as well as their later years as expatriates in France, the series (or TV movie, as it’s currently being listed on IMDb) is sure to offer a starker portrayal of Zelda’s life and marriage, particularly considering it’s being penned by Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich, best known for The Killing. And so, at last, there is a bit more justice for a woman whose reality has for so long been contorted by the false perspective of others.