Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland, Gay Essential Talks To Dome Karukoski

Dome Karukoski’s latest film, Tom of Finland, is a moving biopic of decorated war hero, art director, and illustrator, Touko Laaksonen. Known for his sexually liberating drawings of muscular gay men, each signed “Tom of Finland,” Touko Laaksonen courageously sparked a leather-clad LGBT revolution with the playful stroke of his pencil.

Midnight Cowboy

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Midnight Cowboy

Based on the novel Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy, this 1969 drama film tells the story of a young, dilettante Texan who travels to New York and tries to gain financial stability and fame as a hustler. Directed by John Schlesinger, the movie stars John Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

Such Good People

Essential Opinion: Such Good People

Richard and Alex are looking for a house as they await approval to adopt a child, when they are asked to housesit they stumble upon a secret room where a large amount of cash has been hidden. Released in 2014, Such Good People is directed by Stewart Wade and stars Michael Urie, Randy Harrison and Scott Wolf.

Myra Breckinridge

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Myra Breckinridge

This 1970 American comedy is based on Gore Vidal’s satirical novel, Myra Breckinridge. The motion picture depicts the story of a transgendered woman who travels to Europe in order to get a sex-change procedure. Starring Raquel Welch as the leading character, the film was directed by Michael Sarne and also features Mae West, Rex Reed and John Huston.

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