Tom of Finland [Film]

Welcome to Day 12 of our unofficially titled “12 Non-Holiday Films for the Holidays”. For 12 days, we are showcasing 12 amazing non-holiday themed films for those of us who despise holiday films or the whole damned season altogether. Enjoy!

“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 post-war Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution, and gay men around him are being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art: homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions.

But it is only when an American publisher sees them and invites Tuoko over to the West Coast that his life really takes a turn. Finally being able to walk free and proud in Los Angeles, Tuoko dives head first into the sexual revolution, becoming an icon and a rallying point. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of the worldwide gay revolution.” – Emma Griffiths PR

For our grand finale of our 12 Non-Holiday Films for the Holidays, we have a very special film to showcase. “Tom Of Finland” is a historical figure I quite honestly had no idea about until watching this cinematic masterpiece. With an absolutely brilliant portrayal of Tuoko himself, Pekka Strang gives the performance of his lifetime that deserves so much more acclaim than he has received this year. Whether you have a wealth of knowledge on the subject of the film, or you are novice like myself, Tom Of Finland is a gem of a film that you are sure to love.

 

Tom of Finland is available now VOD and wherever you stream movies! Check out the trailer here:

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