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 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
This movie shouldn't get more than 3 stars. However, jingoism tend to blind everyone who don't posses basic qualities like logic. The reason of higher votes is coming from Finns who tend to give thumbs up to anything, no matter how appalling it is, as soon as it hits a mild interest from foreign media.
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