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. Director Jeffrey talks about Harris / Divine’s journey from outsider to cultural avatar.
“Pink Flamingos star Divine gets her own well-deserved spotlight.”— Peter Debruge, Variety
“Just as garish, splashy, and loud as Divine himself.”— Drew Taylor, indieWire’s The Playlist
“Divine expanded the concept of the drag queen from brash female impersonator into something much larger, more subversive and less gender specific.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times