Experiencing superhero fatigue after seeing literally every superhero in the universe have a kiki in Avengers: Infinity War? Here are some May movies to cleanse your palate before blockbuster season really kicks into overdrive.
RBG (May 4) – Where do you see yourself when you’re 85? Playing mahjong in some beachside retirement village in Florida? Or celebrating a long legacy as a lawmaker and pop culture icon while simultaneously protecting democracy by the skin of your teeth? For the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she chose the latter life: the thug life.
Tully (May 4) – Charlize Theron is once again teaming up with director Jason Reitman and Juno scribe Diablo Cody — and we can only hope that this outing is wittier and more cutting than Young Adult. A put-upon mother of three becomes friends with her nanny or something, which sounds like it could be funny or just acidic, depending on how humorous it is to see Charlize Theron with 50 extra pounds.
Life of the Party (May 11) – This is the “Melissa McCarthy goes to college” movie that you’ve seen trailers for. We’re v excited to experience undergrad all over again by watching McCarthy’s character attempt to get her college degree after being dumped by her husband. We expect her to leave no keg or frat boy untapped.
Book Club (May 18) — After you’ve gotten your mom buzzed on belated Mother’s Day brunch mimosas, drag her to this potentially cute romp starring Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen. A gaggle of gals of a certain age have life-altering romances after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. We assume this means that Diane Keaton will be learning how to use a butt plug. Hoping for a surprise Blockers-like queer romance wherein Bergen falls into a passionate, sapphic affair with Fonda.
Deadpool 2 (May 18) – Why thank you, we would love to stare at Ryan Reynolds’ butt for an entire movie. Of course, we will probably also laugh at the words that come out of his mouth on occasion — but overall, we’re just looking forward to the butt thing we mentioned.
The Gospel According to Andre (May 25) – Finally, the giant gay fashion icon Andre Leon Talley is getting his due. This documentary about the former editor-at-large at Vogue will explore everything from Talley’s childhood in the segregated South to his groundbreaking work at Women’s Wear Daily, W, and of course, Vogue. We also assume he will spend most of the documentary reading peasants to filth.
The Misandrists (May 25) – The title refers to “women who hate men.” The latest from queercore provocateur Bruce LaBruce (No Skin Off My Ass, L.A. Zombie, Gerontophilia) concerns a squad of radical feminists plotting to overthrow the patriarchy.
Solo (May 25) – Pop culture junkies and Star Wars purists first shit-talked this movie when the original directors (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller) were fired, since this indicated that the movie lacked solid creative direction. They next shit-talked this movie when the title was announced, since the word “Solo” apparently drew too much attention to the solitary nature of this spinoff film’s subject, Han Solo. Now, they’re just shit-talking it because they don’t know any other reality. As for us, we’re just looking forward to watching a hot guy work his joystick for two hours.