Category Archives: Art & Film
Do you recognize the name Touko Laaksonen? Perhaps not, but his drawings have become collectibles and his Tom of Finland drawings are iconic in the gay community. Earlier this week the full trailer for Tom of Finland was released.
The video gives us a glimpse of the biopic, that explores the life of Laaksonen, a.k.a Tom of Finland, whose unapologetic drawings shattered taboos and showcased gay male eroticism in a way it never was before and has not been seen since. The Finnish-language biopic, directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang, is scheduled for release in early 2017.
For more information about the movie visit, www.tof.fi.
I’ve loved every version of Hairspray, starting with the original movie written and directed by John Waters in 1988. The musical which came later to Broadway and was then remade into a movie musical lacks the emotional impact of the original, but I still love it.
Set your DVRs if you’ll be out so you can watch this fun musical which will be live on NBC tonight starting at 8PM ET / 7PM CT.
Later this month be on the look out for Casey Affleck’s new film from director Kenneth Lonegran, “Manchester By the Sea”. The movie was one of the biggest breakouts from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It is expected to score big during the Christmas holidays and just in time for the awards season.
“Manchester By the Sea” is a heartbreaking story about when Lee (Casey Affleck) is made legal guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) after his father Joe (Kyle Chandler) suddenly dies. Set in a Massachusetts’ seaside North Shore town, Lee has to face his community and ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams). Critics hailed performances from its stars, Affleck and Williams, and both have decent shots at earning an Oscar nomination.