I Am Divine

I Am Divine

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

2014, USA, 90 minutes

 

Program Notes

I Am Divine is the definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved: as a serious artist and immortal star. Divine’s entire story is told, from his early days as a misfit youth in Baltimore through his rise to infamy as a cult superstar. As outrageous and fun as its subject, I Am Divine combines movie clips, rare home movies and photos, television appearances, and live performance footage with brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter, mother Frances Milstead (who provided her final interview just months before she passed away), and many more.
 
“A serious documentary about this gloriously trashy trailblazer.”–San Francisco Chronicle