This new documentary charts how Harris Glenn Milstead, a chubby misunderstood gay teen from Baltimore, transformed himself into cult icon Divine, John Waters’ muse and the star of Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray. Through interviews with Divine’s collaborators and friends (including the ever-entertaining Waters, Ricki Lake, Tab Hunter, and Mink Stole), I Am Divine shows how Milstead’s brash, boldly confrontational style broke barriers and gave a voice to outcasts everywhere.
with director Jeffrey Schwarz and friends
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeffrey Schwarz, Dennis Dermody, writer Michael Musto, Jay Bennett, and Beverly Bonner. The Q&A will be moderated by BAMcinemaFest alum Zach Clark (White Reindeer).