Tom Of Finland: How Tom Got His Name (US) (2017)



Tags: los angeles, world war ii

Description: 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 Touko over to the West Coast that his life really takes a turn. Finally being able to walk free and proud in Los Angeles, Touko 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.

Genre: Drama

Studio: Helsinki Filmi Oy

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Rating: Movie Rating

Release Dates:

Country Release Type Date
United Kingdom Theatrical Wide Release 8/11/2017
Norway Theatrical Wide Release 9/29/2017
Sweden Theatrical Wide Release 3/3/2017
Finland Theatrical Wide Release 2/24/2017
Portugal Theatrical Wide Release 7/6/2017
United States Theatrical Limited Release 10/13/2017
United States Theatrical Limited Release 10/20/2017
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 2/6/2018

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