Awwww C'mon now.
PVA is absolutely not required for Raw Drywall..... PVA is thicker and heavier bodied, and so will hide wall defects (Pin Holes / small cracks) better. That's just an added advantage to help make do for poor Drywall finishing...of which there is a lot of out there. So Commercial Painters tend to prefer it. They like "easy".....less work, and applying one additional coat of primer isn't on many of their agendas.
If a good Acrylic primer is applied in a Very light
coat "first" to seal the Compound areas...the 2nd full coat will then effectively cover and prep the wall for any Acrylic Finish Paint. Then there will be no uneven paint absorbtion.
Here's a tip.....ANY
good Primer/Paint can effectively do what it says it can do...prime even new Drywall. It just has to be applied correctly in the manner described above. A light coat to seal porous Compound areas....subsequent coat/s to cover.
I have to regularly prime new Drywall and get it perfect so as to apply high contrast Screen paints, as well as effect large wall repairs when installing Transducers, and I quite often use a White Primer/Paint to do so...with perfect results.
However with the OP using very deep, darker hued Colors, the use of a Grey Primer is well advised. ESPECIALLY on the Black Ceiling!!!
Kilz-2 "GREY" Primer here at Home Depot
Zinsser Bull Eye 2 "Grey" Primer at Lowes
Both work......the Zinsser is more easily sprayed without dilution....and is self leveling.
You'll pay 2x as much for Primer at SW and not get anything that is any better than either of the above.