- Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the film “May December”, based on the controversial story of Mary Kay Letourneau, starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore.
- Director Todd Haynes brings his expertise to this captivating tale of an actress studying the woman she will play.
- May December has already generated a buzz with its Cannes Film Festival premiere and positive reviews, and thanks to its talented cast and director, it’s eagerly awaited for awards season.
The first May-December trailer features a Netflix movie based on the scandalous news. The upcoming film, which will reunite director Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore, is based on the true story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher and convicted sex offender who became the subject of a news scandal in the 1990s. The film is about an actress (played by Natalie Portman) who travels to Georgia to explore the subject of her next film, a woman played by Moore.
Today, Netflix released the first official teaser trailer for May-December. Check it out below:
Although the teaser trailer focuses little on the plot, in the film Moore plays former teacher Gracie Atherton-Yu, who married her former student Jo Yu (Charles Melton) after a controversial news scandal when he was just 13 years old. . Portman plays an actress named Elizabeth Berry, who is assigned to play Gracie in a film 20 years later, and begins to explore a shocking story that sees a married couple with a huge age gap succumb to pressure.
May December is already long-awaited
Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in May December
While May December has just unveiled its first teaser and will only be available on Netflix from December 1st, the film is already highly anticipated thanks to its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last May. The May December reviews praised the film’s plot based on facts straight from the tabloids, and, surprisingly, critics argued that the film is much funnier than one might expect, which this creepy teaser does not make clear. The result, according to critics, is a seductively uncomfortable look. As highlighted in the trailer, “May December” has also been described as a “delightfully dark melodrama” and “bad as hell comedy”.
May December leads a trio of talents that will get more attention during awards season. Haynes has already been nominated for an Academy Award for writing Far from Heaven and went on to direct such critically acclaimed films as I’m Not There, Carol and Dark Waters. Moore has collaborated with Haynes on several films, including Far From Heaven, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Moore and Portman are both Oscar winners, and with Netflix releasing the film in May and December during awards season, both its stars and director should be ready for more nominations.
Key release dates
- May December Release date: May 20, 2023