Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Isaac Julien
Director: Ilppo Pohjola Cast: Isaac Julien
Isaac Julien
, Tom of Finland
Tom of Finland
Ilppo Pohjola


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The Finnish documentary Daddy and the Muscle Academy is the story of gay artist Tom of Finland. The viewer is treated to hundreds of vividly rendered portraits of male models, ranging from (according to the videocassette liner notes) "Drummer Daddies to fellow artists." Tom's sketches and paintings are grouped by subject matter, with emphasis on various forms of fetishism. The film includes interviews with the artist's models, associates and intimates, not to mention a dramatized journey into "Tom's soul." By its very nature, Daddy and the Muscle Academy can boast only limited audience appeal, though both gay and non-gay artists might appreciate Tom of Finland's painstakingly detailed technique.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
UPC: 0795975104234
Original Release: 1991
Rating: NR
Source: Zeitgeist Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:55:00
Sales rank: 37,332

Special Features

New digital transfer of the film ; Sketch gallery with over 100 Tom of Finland drawings; 40 minutes of extended interview outtakes with Tom

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [5:02]
2. Tom's Name [1:30]
3. Tom's War [2:59]
4. Tom's Early Years [1:30]
5. Tom's First Steps [5:20]
6. Tom's Technique [2:51]
7. Tom's Sixties [2:23]
8. Tom Goes West [6:47]
9. Tom's Women [:58]
10. Tom's Gestures [2:28]
11. Tom's Uniforms [5:05]
12. Tom's Men [2:39]
13. Tom's Influence [2:51]
14. Tom's Power [3:35]
15. Tom's Black Men [2:08]
16. Tom's Total Maleness [5:41]
17. End Credits [1:12]

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