90 minutes – Drama
Release date: November 16, 2007
DVD Release date: March 18, 2008
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media and Capri Releasing
Based on the book by Michael Downing and adapted by Sean Reycraft, in Breakfast with Scot we meet Eric (Tom Cavanagh), and Sam (Ben Shenkman). They’ve been in a gay relationship for four years. Eric is a former Maple Leaf hockey player turned sportscaster and Sam is 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’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. Scot, it turns out, is an excitable, pink preferring, ascot-wearing kind of girly boy. Reluctant to get involved in the first place, Sam and Eric find themselves in conflict as their household is thrown into confusion. 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. Feelings change, however, as the pair is caught off-guard by this unique young character who is joyously and unashamedly himself. Through Scot, Eric and Sam discover what it truly means to be a family.