Tom of Finland (18)

Tom of Finland

From the archive

This film was last shown on 16 February 2018

A fascinating and fitting tribute to a true subversive gay hero – but who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist, Touko Laaksonen from the trenches of WWII and repressive 1950s’ society, through the struggle to finally get his work published amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. A beacon to finding refuge and liberation through art - Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY: Drawing Attention feat. qween of swords

Duration
114 mins

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