Monday, 8 February 2016

Tom Of Finland: The Official Movie.

Protagonist Pictures has come on board to handle worldwide sales on Dome Karukoski’s latest project “Tom of Finland,” with shooting set for Gothenberg, Sweden, in the spring.

Aleksi Bardy wrote the screenplay, which tells the life story of Touko Laaksonen, a man who would become known around the world by his nom de guerre “Tom of Finland.”

The cast of the film will be announced at a Feb. 14 news conference during the Berlin Film Festival.

The story centers on Laaksonen returning home to Helsinki a hero after a harrowing and eventful military service in World War II. He is persecuted for his homosexuality, trapped in secret affairs and pressured to get married to a woman. He discovers refuge and liberation in his art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men in sexually uninhibited situations, develops a worldwide following and helps fan the flames of a gay revolution in the U.S.

“This is the story of a man ahead of his time, bravely standing up against a world virulently against his right to be who he was – a homosexual man with homosexual fantasies,” stated Karukoski. “The story shows how literally one person can create change in the world, even with something as simple as an artist’s tools.” ...


Should have been a cartoon really... 

PS Think this is the formerly unauthorized film - there's a teaser for it here.

1 comment:

  1. Is that one of his drawings ???

    Wtf ?? Lol. Were they so busy persecuting him that no-one thought to point him in the direction of some basic anatomy of actual human beings.

    WLTM he-man, but with tiny waist and supernaturally long abdominals, must enjoy leaning against walls and the brat pack, compulsory keeping of cigarettes in top sleeve of t shirt etc...