The film, which premiered to a positive ovation, marks the directorial feature debut for Ernst, who worked as a producer and director of Amazon’s Transparent. In Adam, Alexander stars as the titular awkward, self-conscious teenager who visits his sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) in New York for the summer and is introduced to Brooklyn’s passionate and progressive LGBTQ community. While there, he falls for Gillian (Bobbi Salvör Menuez), a smart, beautiful young woman, who mistakenly assumes he is a trans man. Flummoxed and enamored, he haplessly goes along with her assumption, resulting in an increasingly complex dramedy of mistaken identity.
Prior to Adam, Alexander was seen in New Line Cinema’s film Fist Fight. He has also appeared in I Love You Phillip Morris as well as TV’s Good Girls, The Originals, Ballers, Nashville, and Bloodline.