Film: Breakfast With Scot
Breakfast with Scot
is a 2007 Canadian film, based on a 1999 book. The film centres on Eric McNally, a closeted (at work) former ice hockey player, now sports commentator. He is in a happy and discreet relationship with Sam, a lawyer. When Sam's brother's ex-girlfriend dies, her eponymous son, Scot, is under the guardianship of Sam's brother, Billy. Unfortunately, Billy is difficult to track down, and so, for the time being, Scot must live with Eric and Sam.
Scot is flamboyantly, unapologetically camp, into makeup, musicals, pancakes and fashion. Eric is decidedly straight acting, and tries to protect Scot and himself by forcing the boy to take up more masculine hobbies.
The films contains the following tropes:
- Sink or Swim Fatherhood - Sam and Eric are thrust into fatherhood. Sam adjusts better than Eric.
- Straight Gay - Eric and, to a lesser extent, Sam.
- Camp Gay - Scot.
- Children Raise You - Eric and Sam are already reasonably competent adults, but Scot teaches them to be more accepting of themselves.
- Badass Gay - Eric is known for being able to fight, and tries to teach Scot to be like this also.
- But Not Too Gay - The film has been criticized for how chaste Eric and Sam are. Partly justified (at least in public) in that Eric is anxious lest he be outed by any show of physical affection.
- Christmas Songs - Scot likes to sing Christmas carols in October.
- Has Two Daddies - Scot, in the end.