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I Am Divine 15 rating

A unique documentary about a unique person – follow Divine’s life from humble Baltimore beginnings to superstar status as the Queen of Cult.

Documentary 2013 90 mins

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Overview

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).