OLNY Poly Movie Night: Tom of Finland

Date(s) - January 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division


Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema. Our regular venue is The Bureau of General Services–Queer Division.

On January 9th, please join us for “Tom of Finland” (2017), directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang.

We’ll meet at 6:30 pm at The Bureau (in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street) for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm. The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.

Synopsis: Based on the life of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, the film contrasts his closeted life as a post-WWII advertising executive in Helsinki with the joyful eroticism of his (now iconic) illustrations of hyper-masculinized gay men in uniforms and fetish gear. Running time: 1 hour 57 minutes. In Finnish with English subtitles.