Celebrating Tom of Finland in Los Angeles

To celebrate the LA release of the Tom of Finlnad movie, Eagle LA, Kino Lorber and Tom of Finland Foundation invited everyone to let loose and gear up!

Body painting by

Michael Mejia

Photos by Miguel Angel Reyes

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Tom of Finland movie in LA

Tom of Finland movie in LA

The film has received acclaim in 30 countries and now comes to Tom’s second home, Los Angeles!

Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom” and when his drawings were first published in 1957, now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called him “Tom”.

#TomOfFinlandMovie is Finland’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards.

Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the Gay liberation movement for which his Leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

 

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