14th March 2021, 11:09 am
From being leather clad on the cover of Attitude magazine’s “Sex & Sexuality” issue to connecting with his audience on OnlyFans, pornstar Alam Wernik has truly been making the best of his quarantine. Alam was not only the cover model on this Attitude issue, but also played a part in its homage to #TOMs100 and the history of sexual expression that Tom nurtured so dearly in his work.
As we have moved into one hundred and ONE years of Tom of Finland, we sat down with Alam to talk at TOM House. In this interview with Tom of Finland Foundation Creative Director Richard Villani, Alam talks about creating porn in quarantine, connecting online with his fans, and how he fits into the history of Queer sexual expression. Richard and Alam also chat about the centennial book Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero by F. Valentine Hooven III.
This interview is the first in a series of intimate encounters with pornstars at the Foundation, hosted by Richard. The full video is available in the World of TOM.
To mark the historic occasion #TOMs100, we’re releasing a special commemorative edition of our upcoming “Sex & Sexuality” issue – out Thursday 23rd April – featuring the artist’s famously homoerotic work. Tom of Finland (birth name Touko Laaksonen), was born in the small south-western town of Kaarina, Finland, on 8th May 1920. His work was… View Article
Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious – Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of drawing, he fashioned the silhouette of a new Gay man – strong, confident, joyful and assertive – fully participating in the visibility and recognition of the nascent Homosexual movement. With text authorized by the artist… View Article
You and I have both been through a lot as heavily marginalized people, and now we are documenting our pleasure and our happiness, and that feels really good. – Carta Monir to Boarlord, YouTube Live, 2020 The physical and psychological climate of 2020 as a year has created new, incredibly challenging circumstances under which… View Article
“You can’t force cultural ways to continue – but you can document them.” – Durk Dehner, President & Cofounder, Tom of Finland Foundation Available today on the ToFF Patreon: Traveling the World of TOM: A Talk with Rachel Mason and Durk Dehner at Circus of Books What are the spaces, both online and off, where… View Article
14th March 2021
Tags: Alam Wernik, Attitude Magazine, Richard Villani, Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero, Tom of Finland Vodka
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