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Trivia / May

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  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite the low Box Office return, it got favorable reviews and has since become a Cult Classic.
  • Actor-Shared Background: Angela Bettis has a lazy eye just like her character.
  • Creator Cameo: Lucky McKee is the man in the elevator with his girlfriend.
  • Doing It for the Art: Angela Bettis claims that the pay was very low, but she did the film because she loved the character's arc. One of the reasons she did Carrie (2002) was because the money allowed her to financially do May as well.
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  • Dyeing for Your Art: Angela Bettis had to wear two layers of color contact lenses for when May goes cross-eyed.
  • Playing Against Type: Anna Faris in a non-comedic horror role.
  • Production Posse: Lucky McKee directed Angela Bettis in The Woods and The Woman, and she provided a voice over for an episode of his Masters of Horror. On the flip side, she directed him in Roman.
  • Typecasting: The buzz around the film led to Angela Bettis being cast in Carrie (2002) (although that came out first, leading to people assuming it was the other way around). After May became a cult hit, she ended up doing nothing but horror films for the next decade.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The film opened with A Minor Kidroduction for May. But once it became obvious that the film was taking too long to get to the point, it was scrapped. The opening with May and her doll was shot quickly to emphasise the girl's loneliness.
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    • The meeting between Blank and May was originally done with May being very angry and insulting people as they walked down the street. The scene was re-shot to have May be more cold and vague instead.
  • Write What You Know: Angela Bettis claims that May was something of an Author Avatar for Lucky McKee. He has a lazy eye, just like May.