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Brendan Burke was 21-years old when he was killed in a car crash last February - three months after he came out to his father. Because Brendan's father - Brian Burke - is general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the outing happened publicly. The father-son pair made headlines when it was revealed that Brendan was gay.
Gay-hockey-dad-movie, Breakfast with Scot opened in select theaters this week.
Breakfast With Scot is about two dads and their adopted son. In the film, actor Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Scrubs) plays a gay former Toronto Maple Leaf who works as a broadcaster for a sports network. He comes out of the closet after his flamboyant son needs his help dealing with homophobia.
"Breakfast With Scot" is a movie about two dads and their adopted son. In the film, actor Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Scrubs) plays a gay former Toronto Maple Leaf who works as a broadcaster for a sports network. He plays his sexuality on the down-low until his more affected son draws attention to the family.
The NHL and the Maple Leafs hockey team both gave permission for their logos to be used in the movie, which is a first for a gay-themed movie.