‘Milkwater,’ an independent movie set to be released digitally on May 21st, is being hailed as a “heartfelt” comedy about a quirky young woman’s experience as a surrogate for a gay man in New York.
In the new film, breakout actress Molly Bernard plays Milo, a directionless twenty-something who meets Roger, played by Patrick Breen, an older gay man who has seen multiple surrogacy attempts fail.
Milo decides to become Roger’s newest surrogate, and the pair navigate the boundaries of their new non-traditional LGBTQ+ Surrogate-Intended Parent relationship. As Milo becomes attached to Roger, she starts using the pregnancy as a way to stay in his life.
“It’s about a woman who impulsively decides to be a surrogate for an older gay man who has had a hard time starting his own family,” Bernard told ET. “Can you imagine meeting a man in a bar and the next day being like, ‘I think I’m ready to be your surrogate?!’”
Gary Kramer from GayCityNews called ‘Milkwater’ “a worthwhile gay surrogacy comedy.”
“Bernard, who plays Milo with the right mix of spunk and insecurity, is ingratiating as she makes a big, snap decision that she may not be equipped to handle,” Kramer said.
“‘Milkwater’ may require patience, but it is ultimately worthwhile,” he added.