Milkwater Movie

“Milkwater” Movie About Surrogate For Gay Man ‘Heartfelt,’ Critics Say

‘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?!’” 


‘Milkwater,’ which was written and directed by Morgan Ingari, will be featured at both the Brooklyn Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival.

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.

Posted by Brit Smith

Brit Smith is a Staff Writer & Associate Editor at GWK. A native of London, England, Brit started her American adventure nannying and waiting tables in Texas in 2006, and eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Brit has previously written and created podcasts for WBZ NewsRadio, iHeart Media, and Different Leaf.

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