Milkwater, Morgan Ingari’s sharp first feature, tenderly balances humour and drama while focusing on the distinctive challenges faced by queer folks who are trying to become parents.
Milo (played brilliantly by Molly Bernard) feels abandoned when Noor, her best friend, becomes pregnant and devotes all of her time to her wife. In a quick-thinking act of humility, and after a few drinks, Milo offers to become the surrogate and egg donor for a gay bar owner who is struggling to have a child of his own. From here, Milo endures all the trials of pregnancy while trying to juggle friendships and a relationship and, at the same time, attempting to define what exactly her relationship is to Roger, the near-stranger whose child she will give birth to.
Ingari’s screenplay feels like a fresh take on the complexities of parenthood, blending the comedic antics of parental responsibility and the struggles facing members of the LGBTQ+ communities.