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Ilppo Pohjola

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Edition 1993
55' - 1991 - Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: Finnish, English
Director: Ilppo Pohjola Composer: Elliot Sharp
At a time where overtly homosexual art is still able to stir up a storm amongst the moral minority, the artwork of Tom of Finland has been an inspiration for gay men across the world. His draw­ings of leather men have become blue­prints for the visual appearance of the gay community and are internationally recognised symbols of gay pride. Ar­tists as diverse as Fassbinder, Freddie Mercury and Madonna have cited his work as a major influence. This docu­mentary is a collage of the various ele­ments that have come together in Tom' s art.

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Credits

Director

Ilppo Pohjola

Composer

Elliot Sharp

Scenario

Ilppo Pohjola

Director of Photography

Kjell Lagerros

Editor

Jorma Höri

Producer

Kari Paljakka

More information

Dialogue

Finnish, English

Countries of production

Finland

Year

1991

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