Reel Queer Film Series presents 'I Am Divine'
The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of I Am Divine on September 5th at 6:30 pm. A talkback with Professor Troy Dwyer of Muhlenberg College and dessert reception will follow.
I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star. Divine's entire story is told, 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.