Breakfast with Scot
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|Breakfast with Scot|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Laurie Lynd|
|Produced by||Paul Brown
|Written by||Sean Reycraft|
|Music by||Robert Carli|
|Cinematography||David A. Makin|
|Edited by||Susan Shipton|
|Distributed by||Miracle Pictures (CAN)
Mongrel Media (CAN DVD)
here! Films (US DVD)
|November 16, 2007 (CAN)
October 10, 2008
The screenplay was adapted by Sean Reycraft from the book by Michael Downing, and the film was directed by Laurie Lynd. The film attracted significant press attention in 2006, when the National Hockey League and the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they had approved the use of the team's logo and uniforms in the film. Breakfast with Scot was the first gay-themed film ever to receive this type of approval from a professional sports league.
In early 2007, several months before the film's release, an excerpt was screened at Toronto's Inside Out Film and Video Festival as an advance preview, alongside Lynd's earlier short films RSVP and The Fairy Who Didn't Want to Be a Fairy Anymore.
Eric McNally (Tom Cavanagh) is a gay retired hockey player turned television sportscaster who lives with his partner Sam (Ben Shenkman), a sports lawyer. When Sam unexpectedly becomes the legal guardian of his brother's stepson, Scot (Noah Bernett), their lives are turned upside down as the demands of being a parent — as well as the boy's preference for clothing and hobbies which suggest that he may also be gay — begin to intrude ever more strongly on Eric's desire to remain closeted at work. Eric's unwillingness to accept the situation eventually fades as Scot teaches Eric about loving your true self.
- Tom Cavanagh as Eric McNally
- Ben Shenkman as Sam
- Noah Bernett as Scot
- Jeananne Goossen as Nula
- Benz Antoine as Greg Graham
- Shauna MacDonald as Joan
- Graham Greene as Bud Wilson
- Vanessa Thompson as Carla
- Dylan Everett as Ryan Burlington
- Colin Cunningham as Billy
- Anna Silk as Mia
- Robin Brûlé as Ms. Paul
- Cameron Ansell as Finn O'Brien
- William Cuddy as Young Maple Leafs Fan
- Fiona Reid as Mildred Monterossos
- Sheila McCarthy as Miss Patterson (uncredited)
- Jay Anderson as Toronto Head Coach opening scenes
- Although not listed in the credits the Milton Winterhawks, from Milton, Ontario played Scot's hockey teammates as background characters.
- Rob Salem, "Leaf Fans Get New Surprise After Tlusty Photo Affair". Toronto Star, November 16, 2007.
Rene Rodriguez, "Breakfast With Scot: The Spoonful of Sugar Helps Messages Go Down". Miami Herald, December 4, 2008.
Lou Lumenick, "Out of the Locker Room, Back in the Closet". New York Post, October 10, 2008.
"Homosexual Ice Hockey Film Shatters Sports Taboo". Taipei Times. December 22, 2006.
Brian D. Johnson, "A Gay Hockey Dad Breaks the Ice". Maclean's, November 15, 2007.
"'Gay Hockey Movie' Hopes to Score Despite Vicious Remarks". CBC News, September 13, 2007.
Hugh Hart, "Industry Buzz". San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2008.
Rachel Abramowitz, "'Breakfast With Scot' Takes Gay Cinema Mainstream". Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2008.
- Martin DeGroot, "Queer Film Festival Hopes to Involve More of Public" Toronto Star, March 4, 2008.
- "Inside Out Wrap-Up: Laurie Lynd and the Gay-ple Leafs". Torontoist, May 27, 2007.
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- "'Eatern Promises' tops DGC Awards". Variety. November 10, 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2013.