It started from a therapy session...
Milking It started as I sat crying in a therapy session. My mother-in-law had recently passed away, and I couldn't deal with the loss. I asked Fran, "Don't you wish you could just date guys for their moms?" She looked at me, teary-eyed, and agreed. I was being irrational, but I realized in that moment that this ridiculous idea I blurted out had actually made me laugh for the first time in weeks. Two days later, I sat at my neighborhood cafe and wrote the first half of Milking It. The following day, I finished the screenplay. All together it took me two hours to write it.The words just came to me. I knew I would direct the short but didn't realize until a month later that I had to be Josephine. She is me... an extreme version of me, but me nonetheless.
I hope that viewers will watch this film and see a piece of themselves in this marvelously complicated, manipulative, sweet soul.
-Fredgy Noël 1.1.14