Tom of Finland (2017)

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Tom of Finland is a 2017 Finnish biographical drama film, directed by Dome Karukoski and written by Aleksi Bardy. It stars Pekka Strang as Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, a Finnish homoerotic artist.

Tom of Finland premieres February 24, 2017

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Storyline:
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature Tom of Finland – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.Written by Helsinki-filmi

Tom of Finland a film about Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, gets its first poster. Biopic directed by Dome Karukoski stars Finnish actor Pekka Strang in the title role.

Review:
Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991), a prominent figure in gay art scene and a pioneer of homoerotic fetish art and gay imagery, was persecuted in his youth about his homosexuality and found escapism through art, which gave him the tools to express himself. Famous of drawing lascivious masculine figures in athletic poses dressed in leather, Laaksonen has said to be one of the most influential figures to the late 20th century gay culture.

“Touko Laaksonen lived in a time when the laws and norms of the society tried to deny him the right to be himself.  His story is an indication how a man can change the world with only the artists’ tools as ammunation. It’s a portrait of an artist and also a love story, among other themes. Touko Laaksonen truly lived an incredible life that has to be shared with the whole world,” says Karukoski. screenanarchy.com

Title:Tom of Finland
Release:24 February 2017 (Finland)
Runtime:115 min.
Genre:Biography, Drama
Stars:Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Pekka Strang, Werner Daehn, Seumas F. Sargent, Taisto Oksanen
Overview:Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free on inhabitations. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

 

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