I Am Divine

I Am Divine

  • Director(s): Jeffrey Schwarz
  • Producer(s): Jeffrey Schwarz, Lotti Pharriss Knowles, Jon Glover, Lance Robertson
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video HDCAM 1080/23.98p
  • Premiere status: None
  • Website: www.divinemovie.com

Raised in 1950s Baltimore, Glen Milstead was a chubby, bullied, teenager. But with the help of an aspiring young filmmaker named John Waters, and a series of outlandish underground films, he was reborn as a three hundred pound drag queen named Divine. In Jeffrey Schwarz's enjoyable biopic, Waters and a host of other friends recall how Divine rose to fame in classic films such as Pink Flamingos, in which he famously eats dog poop, and Polyester, playing the downtrodden wife of Tab Hunter. Larger than life, with no boundaries but ambitious to the core, Divine become a national sensation, moving on to musical and theatrical success, and counting Elton John as a fan. Schwarz unpeels the man behind the drag queen, a consummate professional who yearned to be taken seriously as an actor playing male parts -- a dream he was on the verge of realizing when tragedy struck. CN See I Am Divine and Female Troouble as a double bill for just £10! Available by phone or in person from Showroom box office

Director Filmography
  • 2011, Vito
  • 2008, Wrangler: Anatomy Of An Icon
  • 2007, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
Credits
Associate Producer(s):
Josh McCullough, Michael O'Quinn, Eric Weber
Editor(s):
Phillip J. Bartell
Music(s):
Michael "The Millionaire" Cudahy
Sales Contact
Name
Orly Ravid
Job Title
Co-Executive Director
Company
The Film Collaborative
Email
orly@thefilmcollaborative.org
Phone
+1 3232078321
Website
<a href="http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org" target="_blank">www.thefilmcollaborative.org</a>