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The Incredible Story Of The Man Who Became ‘Tom Of Finland’ To Be Revealed In New Film

by Jeremy Kinser February 10, 2016

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His illustrations have helped defined masculinity and launched countless fantasies over the decades, but you’ll soon learn everything about the man behind the Tom of Finland phenomenon with an upcoming biopic of artist Touko Laaksonen.

The film will be directed by Dome Karukoski with shooting expected to begin in Sweden this Spring and seems to be unrelated to an earlier proposed biopic, that was unauthorized by the estate.

“This is the story of a man ahead of his time, bravely standing up against a world virulently against his right to be who he was – a homosexual man with homosexual fantasies,” Karukoski said in a statement to the media. “The story shows how literally one person can create change in the world, even with something as simple as an artist’s tools.”

Related: Sexy, Iconic Tom Of Finland Images Are Now Postage Stamps

The cast of the film will be announced Sunday during the Berlin Film Festival.

Read more about Laaksonen here (link NSFW).




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