Friday, April 10, 2015

I Am Divine (2013)

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Writer:  ???

Composer: Michael Cudahy

Starring:  Divine, Michael Musto, Mark Payne, Greg Gorman, Mink Stole, John Waters, Tab Hunter, Ricki Lake

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The true story of the most beautiful woman in the world

Plot: How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

My rating:  8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Any fan of John Waters and/or Divine needs to see this.  The filmmakers do a fabulous job of encapsulating Divine's life in a 90 minute frame.  Not only do you get to hear from many people who were a part of his life (like Water and Mink Stole) or were influenced by him, but you also get to hear from Divine herself from vintage interviews.  I really dug hearing about Glen's early days as the character came to be and the footage from the 60s and 70s is fun, fun, fun!  The ride is over lickety split and it's a super way to learn more about one of the most unusual characters to come down the pike.  It's currently on Netflix instant.

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