What Younger Nearing the end of its seventh and final season, rising star Molly Bernard is stepping into her first starring role as the lead in the heartfelt comedy. Milk water. Ahead of its national digital release in May, ET has the exclusive first look at the film.
“This movie is the first I’ve ever starred in, so it’s crazy to me,” Bernard told ET while co-hosting the show in April. “And it is about a woman who impulsively decides to substitute for an older gay man who has struggled to start his own family.”
Written and directed by Morgan Ingari and executive produced by Bernard with Ash Christian, Margaret Sullivan and Joe Alvarado, Milk water tells the story of an aimless twentysomething in New York named Milo (Bernard), who faces manhood after attending a friend’s baby shower.
After later meeting an older gay man named Roger (Patrick Breen), who has seen multiple adoptions and replacements fail, Milo decides to become his new surrogate, starting an unexpected journey about growing up and non-traditional LGBTQIA families like Milo and Roger. Deal with the decision they have made and the limits they must set for each other.
Bernard joked, “Can you imagine meeting a man in a bar and the next day saying, ‘I think I’m ready to be your replacement'”?
In addition to Bernard and Breen, the cast also features Robin de Jesús (The boys in the band), Ade Otukoya (Dickinson), Ava Eisenson (The politician), Bianca Castro (Pose) and Alexander Hodge (Unsafe).
Milk water comes out May 21.