I AM DIVINE will be a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, and will honor him in just the way he always craved - as a serious artist and immortal star. We'll tell Divine's entire story, from his early days as a misfit youth in Baltimore through his rise to infamy as a cult superstar. Like the characters he portrayed in numerous films, Divine was the ultimate outsider. He transformed himself from a bullied schoolyard fat kid to a larger than life personality and underdog royalty as his alter-ego Divine. Divine stood up for millions of gay men and women, female impersonators, punk rockers, the ample figured, and countless other socially ostracized people. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality and revolutionized pop culture.
As outrageous and fun as its subject, I AM DIVINE will combine movie clips, rare home movies and photos, television appearances and live performance footage with brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter, Holly Woodlawn, MIchael Musto, Bruce Vilanch, mother Frances Milstead (who provided her final interview just months before she passed away), and many more of Divine's family, friends, colleagues, and devotees. Producer / Director Jeffrey Schwarz is the award-winning filmmaker behind SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY, WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON, and VITO - as well as a devoted fan of Divine.