Peek Inside ‘May December’ with an Eerie New Trailer
Todd Haynes’ latest film, “May December,” features Natalie Portman in her most challenging role yet, stepping into the shoes of Julianne Moore’s character. The movie follows television star Elizabeth (Portman) as she prepares to portray Gracie (Moore), a prominent figure in a notorious tabloid romance that has now faded into the past. As Elizabeth delves into her research for the role, the past starts to encroach on the present, unearthing long-forgotten emotions. The film’s teaser trailer offers a glimpse of its blend of melodrama and illusion.
What is May December about?
“May December” centers on Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a well-known television actor who embarks on a journey to Savannah, Georgia, to study for a role in a new film that explores a scandalous tabloid love story. The affair in question involves Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) and once captivated the gossip columns due to their significant age gap.
Gracie had served time in prison following their discovery together, but upon her release, the two tied the knot and now have three children about to graduate from high school. Initially, their unconventional marriage seems more predictable than Elizabeth expected.
However, her research awakens long-suppressed feelings, unraveling deeper layers of a decades-old scandal. “May December,” penned by first-time screenwriter Samy Burch, offers a witty take on performance and exploitation, skillfully balancing surreal melodrama with a humane perspective.
Who is in the cast of May December?
1. Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo, (Previously in Magnolia, The Kids Are All Right, Still Alice)
2. Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry (Previously in Black Swan, V For Vendetta, Annihilation, Jackie, The Other Boleyn Girl)
3. Charles Melton as Joe Yoo (Previously in The Sun Is Also a Star, Poker Face)
What does ‘May December’ mean?
“May December” refers to a relationship characterized by a substantial age difference between partners, exemplified in the film by Gracie and Joe.
When is the May December New York Film Festival premiere?
“May December” had its successful debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is now set to have its North American premiere at the 61st New York Film Festival’s opening night on September 29, with Todd Haynes in attendance. Haynes has a strong association with the festival, having premiered five of his previous films there, including “Carol,” “Wonderstruck,” and “I’m Not There.”
When is May December coming out on Netflix?
The film will first hit select theaters on November 17 and will be available for streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada from December 1.
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