- Release Year: 2023
- Directed by Todd Haynes
- Cast: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton, Cory Michael Smith, D. W. Moffett, Piper Curda, Elizabeth Yu, and Gabriel Chung
May December premieres on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. It’s easily one of the best Netflix original movies of the year so far, and it might just be the top movie of the year when it’s all over. The film actually got a theatrical release in the US beginning on Nov. 17 to make sure it qualifies for all of the big awards, and the reviews for the film are great! There’s no doubt this is going to be a big hit on Netflix.
The film follows Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), an actress, who travels to meet with a woman who she’ll be playing in an upcoming movie about that woman’s life. The woman, Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore), had a romantic and sexual relationship with a minor, Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), and went to prison. Later, Gracie and Joe married, and they are still together. The film is inspired by the story of Mary Kay Letourneau, but it definitely takes certain liberties with this story.
May December should be one of the most discussed movies on Netflix this awards season. It’s too hard to say if it’s going to score any nominations, but it’s in the conversation. Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, and Charles Melton are incredible in this movie.