Uniform Night: Celebrating Tom of Finland

 

The Eagle NYC, Tom of Finland Foundation, and Kino Lorber are proud to present a Tom of Finland-themed uniform night on Saturday, October 14 at The Eagle to celebrate the NYC theatrical release of Tom of Finland Movie, which opens October 13 at the Quad Cinema (bit.ly/2xUhEOU).

The proudly erotic drawings of Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as the artist Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. 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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