"Dressed in vibrant colors, his mother's charm bracelet and with a penchant for musicals and Christmas carols, (Scot is) 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 . . . Each deals with his own issues while observing the behavior of a kid being joyously and unashamedly himself."Although it's considered a small indie, it's big in my book because it's the first time a major sports franchise has ever endorsed a gay-themed movie. The filmmakers were allowed to use the Toronto Maple Leafs logo and uniforms after management read (and admittedly liked) the script. The film was released last year, but is opening in select U.S. cities today, October 10. The idea of the two fathers being "hockey dads," a play on Sarah Palin being a self-described "hockey mom," is not going unnoticed by the press. The Los Angeles Times recently wrote:
"The movie is certainly topical, given the newfound media prominence of hockey parenting and, of course, the recent legalization of gay marriage in California and the resulting battle with Proposition 8, this year's ballot proposal that would ban same-sex marriage in the state."Canada, here in the United States they'd be hard pressed to find the same rights. Currently only Massachusetts and California offer marriage for all. And if Proposition 8 passes in November, that right would be taken away in California. It would mark the first time that a state has voted to eliminate rights for a group of people. Hopefully, the story of Sam, Eric and Scot will help illustrate that loving families come in all varieties. Two men (or two women) in a loving committed relationship deserve the same basic rights (hospital visitation, inheritance, power of attorney, etc.) as loving committed straight couples. The reviews of Breakfast with Scot have been a mixed bag. Rotten Tomatoes, a website that compiles movie reviews, shows eight "fresh" and seven "rotten" tomatoes. And although it doesn't have a wide release, several national publications have reviewed it, including The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. Most praise the performances and say it's a sweet film, but EW points out that it's "like a whole season of a sitcom crammed into one feature." To find out if Breakfast with Scot is playing in your area, click here.