The official trailer for Todd Haynes’ upcoming film, May December, explores a twisted personal drama, reminiscent of the real-life scandal between former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau.
The film stars Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry, an actress who travels to Maine to spend time with the real-life character she’ll be portraying in an upcoming film, a disgraced former teacher who made tabloid headlines for her relationship with a young teen student.
Julianne Moore plays the teacher, Gracie Atherton-Yoo, who has since married and had kids with the now-grown student, Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), having given birth to one of their children while she was imprisoned for her crimes against the then-minor. “It feels like things just settled down, and now y’all are making a movie,” Gracie cautiously tells Elizabeth in the trailer.
From there, things begin to unravel, as Gracie resents Elizabeth’s presence in their lives and the old feelings she wants them to bring up. “Why can’t we talk about it, if we’re really as in love as we say we are?” Joe tearfully asks Gracie in one emotional scene.Read more on etcanada.com