I Am Divine [DVD]
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"WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR ART!"
The ultimate outsider turned underground royalty, I AM DIVINE is a biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon's rise to infamy as a cult superstar.
Featuring rare movie footage, live performances and brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter and Divine's mother in addition to many more of Divine's friends and colleagues.
This is the definitive biography honouring Divine in a way she always craved: as a serious artist and immortal star.
Over 30 minutes of extra interviews
Audio Commentary by Director, Producer and Cast
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He says quite often in the documentary that the on stage character was a way to earn a living. Once off stage he never dressed up. Echos of Dame Edna really. He felt the only way he could get on the stage or in front of a camera was to be his alter ego Divine. He had no qualms about ditching the role if a straight acting role come up and he never turned up for film previews in costume.
His mother comes across quite well in the documentary and he eventually made up with his parents. The eating disorder he had caused him a lot of problems on and off stage and it wasn't easy giving his all under the hot lights in heavy make up and costume while dragging 300 lbs around with him. The food obsession was a bit frightening though.
As Kenny Everett would say 'It's all done in the best possible taste!'
I think the film does him justice. It highlights how deeply he touched those who knew him and how much they loved and respected him. It's such a shame he didn't live longer and taste the mainstream success that was surely coming his way. At least this movie captures his essence and passes it on to future generations.
What comes across here is not only how reserved Divine was in private, but how fondly he was thought of by co-stars and friends. As Glenn Milstead he could hardly have been more different from the blowsy but compelling screen presence, that hinted at this gentleness nonetheless.Read more ›
So the early films Diane Linkletter, Mondo Trasho are crude sorties against the moral crusaders. Later John became more sophisticated within his class and aesthetic revolution. Glenn also altered.
What comes out of the film is Glenn's lust for power and craving to be accepted. Cast into some schmaltzy TV show in the late 80's he would have ended up cruising to the other polarity of his personality, the desire to be normal but accepted as odd. This is what drove him.
In the meantime however, there is the greatest romp upon US family values this side of the Simpsons and Family Guy as Divine was the precursor to unpicking the Waltons and the Reagan love in; the moral majority. His portrayal of dysfunction is spellbinding as he tears into the normal and leaves it as shattered pieces of belief.
Towards the end he made friends with his mum and so much his ire became dissipated as it was her approval he sought and this was why he ended up becoming less "out there.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great documentary does not fail to deliver the goods on this gorgeous drag monster at all!
But now I've seen this i want to watch all those old John Waters and Diving films... Read more
And he was divine!! Tragic loss at the possibility of a life changing careerPublished 14 months ago by gary
A Great Bio about a very Deep individual who was more than just an Exploitive Drag Artiste.Published 14 months ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff