His unabashedly sexual drawings-featuring leather-clad studs of all stripes-shaped the fantasies and fetishes of generations of gay men, but who was Tom of Finland? This acclaimed film follows the life of the artist (born Touko Laaksonen), from the trenches of WWII through the repression of the 1950s to the explosion of gay liberation, which his artwork helped inspire. Moving and inspiring, this stirring biopic pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of erotic art, who happily called Los Angeles home during the latter years of his life.
Mark Alton Brown, Additional Dialogue, Tom of Finland film
Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder, Tom of Finland Foundation
Stuart Sandford, Resident Artist, Tom of Finland Foundation
S. R. Sharp, Vice President and Curator, Tom of Finland Foundation
DGA Theater One
Post-Screening Reception: DGA Atrium