Role of Tom of Finland in new Finnish play

Helsingin Sanomat, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Kulttuuri.

Kirjoittanut Suna Vuori
Translated by Maija Liisa Ingebrigtsen

In the new play at the Finnish national theater, HOMO! Actor Seppo Paakkonen is playing the role of, amongst others, Tom of Finland. Paakkonen and fellow actor Santeri Kinnunen from Helsinki City Theatre discuss playing gay parts as heterosexual persons.


According to the actors, sexuality is an essential part of the work that you do with your whole identity, body and soul. “An actor is using his or her sensuality all the time,” Kinnunen and Paakkonen say almost synchronized. “It’s related to everything: gestures, being on stage, finding different sides of yourself, contact with audience. The famous charisma is by far precisely sexual awareness and self-knowledge.”

Verkkosukat! Helsingin Kaupunginteatterin Lainahöyhenten Santeri Kinnunen ja Kansallisteatterin HOMO!n
Seppo Pääkkönen, molemmat heteroita, ovat keskustelleet tunnin verran homoroolien tekemisestä.

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Long Beach Erotic Art Show – People Make It Possible

We want to thank the artists who give us so much and who gave it all for this Show:
Axel, Belasco, Jenny Wrenn, Michael Kirwan, Steve MacIssac,
Steven H. Garcia and Sean Platter.

Thanks to Miguel Angel Reyes who conducts artistry.
SOLD OUT Clothing gave us one smart and sexy experience.
Anthony Coretz creates and entertains.
JayPG Photography, your host. Brad Taylor, MC par excellence.
Pistons, a “home” in Long Beach.
Give it up for them!

ToFF Volunteers rule – every one of them.
Mucho thanks to Tom and Steve who came out from Florida
and busted ass, and our friends here who never fail.

Art makes our lives fuller.
Giving back makes our lives richer.
People make it possible.






Larry Kephart, you are a HUGE supporter of art and artists,
we thank you for that, AND we thank you for taking these photos.

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