Is May December a True Story?

Well the movie is a fiction but appears to be inspired by real life events.

In real life, she was a teacher who was convicted of raping a 12-year-old student.

She later got married to him and had two daughters with. 

Letourneau began having sex with Fualaau in 1996, when she was 34 and he was 12.

They had two children together before Fualaau was 15, one of whom was born in prison.

Gracie Athertoon-Yoo (played by Julianne Moore) and her husband, Joe Yoo (played by Charles Melton), are the main characters of the movie. 

Samy Burch, drew inspiration for the film from seeing the connection between the media climate during Letourneau’s case and the current true-crime boom.