The Man Behind the Art

You probably don’t know the name Touko Laaksonen, but you’ve probably seen his artwork, what was once very underground that is now pretty mainstream. But when Laaksonen began drawing his highly erotic, hyper-real depictions of strong, handsome, gay men he had to use a pseudonym because such things were illegal at that time (the 1940s), so Touko became Tom, and eventually Tom of Finland. The new movie Tom of Finland tells the life story of Touko Laaksonen starting with his service in the war. Touko (Pekka Strang) is forced to lead a closeted life in the service but he still […]

Amazing Finale

It’s been four years since 20th Century Fox launched the Maze Runner series and over the course of that time, a few other franchises have ended but not without leaving a bad taste in the fans’ mouths due to studio greed resulting in stretching the final chapter out to two movies, with the first of the two usually nothing but padding. The Divergent series isn’t even getting its “Part 2” finale because the first part sucked, hard. So the studio seemed to have learned a lesson and mercifully contained the final Maze Runner film to a single film-going experience. And […]

Hearts Will Warm as Frozen Skates into Baltimore

The cold, harsh icy winds of winter aren’t enough to keep audiences from Disney on Ice presents Frozen this month at the Royal Farms Arena. Running from Wednesday, January 31st through Sunday, February 4th, ice performance will tell the full story of Disney’s Frozen with the help from some special Disney friends. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with tour coordinator Erica Miller to discuss the upcoming performance. “When the audience comes to see Disney On Ice presents Frozen, they can expect to see the story of two sisters in the town of Arendelle come to life before their eyes,” Miller told […]

Italian Rhapsody

Call Me By Your Name is a slow burn of longing and desire A new film is getting a lot of buzz right now not only for its awards possibilities, but for its subject matter as well. Call Me By Your Name, based on the novel by André Aciman, stars Timothée Chalamet (also getting notice for his role in Lady Bird) as Elio, a 17-year-old living in a small town in Northern Italy with his parents. His father (Michael Stuhlbarg) is an antiquities and archeology professor, and each summer for six weeks the family hosts a visiting grad student to […]