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I Am Divine

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I Am Divine 2013 15

USA Director. Jeffrey Schwarz

Discover a different side to Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, a shy gay man who found fame as the grotesque and belligerent drag star of John Waters’ most notorious films. I Am Divine beautifully marries archive footage with insightful interviews from those who knew the superstar performer best.

Charting the life of the ultimate outsider, Schwarz’s film shows how Divine transformed himself from the fat, bullied, Baltimore school boy into the ultimate cult icon. It's Schwarz’s third film about a gay icon following Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008) and Vito (2011).

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Directed by

Jeffrey Schwarz


John Waters

Ricki Lake

Mink Stole




BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents BFI Flare presents


15 Contains very strong language, strong sex references, drug use, crude humour







Production company

Automat Pictures

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