As the subject of constant ridicule from her peers and parents as a young girl, May is forced into a life of unwanted seclusion. Publicly outcast, she believes that her only true friend is the homemade doll given to her by her mother, which she regularly consults for advice. Now that she’s an adult, her deeply rooted scars manifest in vengeful behaviour. May finds herself envying specific body parts of the people she pursues for affection. She begins to unravel after numerous attempts at companionship. The guy she loves dumps her, her lesbian lover cheats on her and her best friend is shattered by selfish school children. With her old doll and best friend destroyed, May has no choice. If you can’t find a friend, make one.
With May, director Lucky McKee has made a modern day tribute to Frankenstein in the style of Brian De Palma’s Carrie and the Italian giallo. Angela Bettis (Bless the Child, Girl Interrupted) gives a brilliant performance as May, striking a tricky balance between black humour and dead seriousness. In further parts we find Jeremy Sisto (Angel Eyes, Clueless), Anna Faris (Scary Movie) and James Duval (Gone in 60 Seconds, Independence Day)