I Am Divine, The True Story Of The Most Beautiful Woman In The World


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 a new doc­u­men­tary fea­ture film, I am Divine, to be directed by award-winning film­maker Jef­frey Schwarz.”  — John Waters

We excited to present to you a brand new doc­u­men­tary about the most beau­ti­ful woman in the world… the filth­i­est per­son alive… the leg­endary, the out­ra­geous, the one and only… Divine!

I am Divine will be a defin­i­tive bio­graph­i­cal por­trait of Har­ris Glenn Mil­stead, a.k.a. Divine, and will honor him in just the way he always craved—as a seri­ous artist and immor­tal star. Telling Divine’s entire story, from his early days as a mis­fit youth in Bal­ti­more through his rise to infamy as a cult super­star. Like the char­ac­ters he por­trayed in numer­ous films, Divine was the ulti­mate out­sider. He trans­formed him­self from a bul­lied school­yard fat kid to a larger-than-life per­son­al­ity and under­dog roy­alty as his alter-ego Divine.


Divine stood up for mil­lions of gay men and women, female imper­son­ators, punk rock­ers, the ample fig­ured, and count­less other socially ostra­cized peo­ple. With a com­pletely com­mit­ted in-your-face style, he blurred the line between per­former and per­son­al­ity and rev­o­lu­tion­ized pop culture.

As out­ra­geous and fun as its sub­ject, I am Divine will com­bine 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, Holly Wood­lawn, Michael Musto, Bruce Vilanch, mother Frances Mil­stead (who pro­vided her final inter­view just months before she passed away), and many more of Divine’s fam­ily, friends, col­leagues, and devotees.

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