Ahead of its premiere this week at the Brooklyn Film Festival, director Morgan Ingari is sharing an exclusive clip from her new film, “Milkwater.”
The official synopsis reads:
Seeking direction and purpose, Milo (Molly Bernard, “Younger”) rashly decides to become a surrogate and egg donor for an older gay man she meets in a bar. However, as Milo becomes increasingly attached to him, she starts leveraging the pregnancy as a means of staying embedded in his life.
Ingari makes her feature debut both as a writer and director. She shares where the idea for the story came from and why it felt like one she needed to tell:
“As a young queer woman who wants to have children someday, I spend a lot of time thinking about the complexities of having children in gay relationships, and how that process often involves people outside the relationship. I’m also drawn to complex women, and complex women having children. I’ve seen many of my incredibly magnetic, brilliant, flawed female friends struggle with how to incorporate their identities into their pregnancies. I’m passionate about examining the different facets and layers of sexuality, womanhood, and femininity, and how those coalesce into the decision to have children or get pregnant.”
Molly Bernard has been working steadily for the last several years with films like “Younger” and “Otherhood,” as well as a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Med.” In “Milkwater,” Bernard stars alongside Patrick Breen, a familiar presence onscreen since the 80s. Some of Breen’s most recent work includes a recurring role on “The Good Wife,” and the Netflix show, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Robin de Jesus, Ade Otukoya, and Ava Eisenson also star.
“Milkwater” was set to premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival this week. Now that the festival, like many others, has moved online, Ingari’s film will also celebrate its world premiere virtually. But first, you can watch this exclusive clip: