Top 11 films of 2017

Tom of Finland/Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang), the title character in director Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland.

Tom of Finland Dome Karukoski presents the story of a legend. The work of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) became iconic among gay men into leather. This bio-pic concentrates on the pivotal moments and relationships that inspired Tom’s hypermasculine drawings. His art would excite gay men worldwide, especially in pre-Stonewall America, where freedom would march hand-in-hand with a dissolution of anti-sexual Puritan codes.

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