“Divine was my close friend and fearless muse. Who else could convincingly turn from teenage delinquent to mugger, prostitute, unwed mother, child abuser, fashion model, nightclub entertainer, murderess, and jailbird? All in the same movie? That’s why I am giving my full blessing to the making of a new documentary feature film, to be directed by award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz.” — John Waters
“I Am Divine” is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, bullied Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture. I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s emotional complexities while depicting his rise to infamy and finally mainstream acceptance.
Trailer: I AM DIVINE
By: Tina Holth