“Daddy and the Muscle Academy” screening

16th June 2021, 7:00 pm

Date(s) - 16th Jun 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Fotografiska New York











Leather, Leather, and More Leather







TRAILER Written and directed by Ilppo Pohjola, made in cooperation with Yle/TV2 and Tom of Finland Foundation, 1991.

See it on the Big Screen!

Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity, attitude and self-understanding. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom (prior to his death in 1991) and his leather men acolytes with hundreds of his original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.


Tom of Finland documentary screens at “The Darkroom”

  Daddy and the Muscle Academy is the only film about Tom of Finland in which he himself appears. In it, the artist talks about his experiences during World War II and the motivation for his work. Other artists, such as Isaac Julien and Nayland Blake, describe the fascination that Tom’s fetishist world exerts on… View Article

“TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom”

30th Apr 2021 – 20th Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm –       The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings. These photographs were confined to Tom of Finland’s home studio and darkroom, displaying them elsewhere would have risked a prison sentence, as homosexuality was criminalized and classified as a mental disorder in his native Finland at […]

Published: 16th June 2021

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