Peccadillo Pictures has picked up the film for a United Kingdom release, and film has also been sold to Australia (Palace Films), Spain (Festival Films), France (Rezo Films), Germany (Pandastorm), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Portugal (Cinemundo), Taiwan (Cineplex), Baltics (Estin Films), Czech Republic (ACFK), Korea (Rainbow Factory), and Poland (Tongariro), with HBO acquiring pay-TV rights for Central and Eastern Europe. It was recently announced that Kino Lorber has acquired the film for North America.
Tom of Finland, directed by Dome Karukoski, tells the story of the Finnish artist and gay icon Touko Laaksonen. It opened the 2017 Gothenburg Film Festival and has already been released in Finland. It recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.