Breakfast With Scot

Breakfast With Scot Release Date: October 10, 2008

Eric (Tom Cavanagh) and Sam (Ben Shenkman) have been in a gay relationship for four years. Eric’s a former Maple Leaf hockey player turned sportscaster, Sam’s a corporate lawyer. They live discreetly on a tree-lined street in Toronto. All this changes when they receive news that Sam’s brother Billy (Colin Cunningham)’s ex-girlfriend has died, leaving custody of her son Scot (Noah Bernett) to Billy. But adventure-seeking Billy is somewhere in South America, and that leaves Scot without a guardian. Until Children’s Aid and the insurance company can locate Billy, they ask Sam if he can take temporary custody. Much to Eric’s disapproval (he’s never liked kids), Sam agrees to take Scot in – convincing Eric that it is only for a short period.

Enter Scot – a budding queen of an 11 year old who is Eric’s mirror opposite. Dressed in vibrant colors, his mother’s charm bracelet and with a penchant for musicals and Christmas carols; he’s not quite the ‘boy’ they expected. Their household is thrown into confusion as Eric and Sam try to deal with the realities and expectations of their flamboyant charge and realize that he is much more ‘gay’ than they are. Each deals with his own issues while observing the behavior of a queeny kid being joyously and unashamedly himself. At school Scot begins to make friends and even manages to win the company of the neighborhood bully. But Eric decides Scot needs toughening up and signs him up for local Pee Wee hockey. Eric becomes recruited as the team’s assistant coach and begins to build a relationship with Scot. But after Scot’s disastrous first game, Eric begins to rethink the compromises he’s made in his own life in order to be ‘accepted’.

Officially sanctioned by the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs, “Breakfast With Scot” represents the first time a professional sports league has allowed their logo and uniforms to be used in a gay-themed movie.

Genres: ComedyDramaMusicRomanceSport
Directed By: Laurie Lynd
Runtime: 95 minutes
Studio: Reg.
MPAA Rating PG-13