By: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS, NV — The long awaited and highly anticipated gay film, Tom of Finland  from the award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski who brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.
The film is a stirring biopic of the legendary Tom of Finland, an iconic figure in gay erotica who brought gay porn to the mainstream and starring Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Jakob Oftebro, Niklas Hogner and directed by Dome Karukoski.
Tom of Finland premiered on January 27, 2017, at the Gothenburg Film Festival and February 24, 2017, in Finnish cinemas.
Now, Protagonist Pictures has announced that the €3.8 million budget film of Tom of Finland will be released in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2017.
“Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. Written by Helsinki-filmi”
Directed by: Dome Karukoski
Executive Producer: Mike Downey
Distributed by: Finnkino (2017) (Finland) (theatrical)
Distributed by: Cinemundo (2017) (Portugal) (all media)
Country: Finland | Sweden | Denmark | Germany | USA
Runtime: 1h 55min
UK release date: August 11, 2017
Language: Finnish | German | English
Watch the Official Trailer for Tom of Finland 
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