THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY REVIEWED
“The First Monday in May” offers an unprecedented look at the Met Gala. Specifically focusing on the 2015 event, we get to see what it takes to compress fashion into one glamorous show. The focus of the year was on China and Asian fashion. Naturally, the documentary runs out of material to fill its 92 minutes. So, we get a lot of speculative pieces about what could be offensive and more fluffy about Asian fashion history.
Many of the Asian film clips used were questionable at best. But, I wasn’t expected much from a documentary that serves as a fluff piece for a rich person shindig. Outside of some questionable language, I have a hard time seeing how this documentary got anything above a G. I didn’t know ratings increased for having a bunch of chatty queens in a bitch session. I think they call them Kikis now, but I don’t know. This is why we keep the Tumblr crowd around to clarify these issues.
- Deleted Scenes
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/16
- Video - 85%85%
- Audio - 89%89%
- Supplemental Material - 90%90%
- Film Score - 83%83%
The Plot Thus Far
An unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fundraiser. Follow Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and Met Gala chair, and Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, as they prepare for an unforgettable evening.