I Am Divine is an upcoming biopic on “John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon,” Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead). It’s directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and its world premiere will happen at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March 2013 (trailer).
I Am Divine is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased 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 rise to infamy and emotional complexities.
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