A glimpse of a surprisingly shy and gentle soul who longed to be a star.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's hard to go wrong with a movie about famed drag queen Divine, and director Jeffrey Schwarz certainly doesn't in "I Am Divine," a serious documentary about this gloriously trashy trailblazer.
In "I Am Divine," bolstered by plentiful interviews with Waters and other collaborators, Schwarz effectively turns Milstead into the life of a party that didn't really end with his death in 1988.
Filled with heady outrageousness at the same time it continuously skirts the apparent emptiness in the man wearing those crazy wigs.
| Original Score: B-
Schwarz understands Divine, a heroine to outsiders, and Glenn, who took the persona as far as he could and was ready for new roles. His film's celebratory pizazz suits them both.
The Pink Flamingos star Divine gets her own well-deserved spotlight.
Entertaining doc is sweeter than expected and will be an eye-opener for young fans.
Even if this overly respectful movie never goes quite deep enough, it does shows us the man behind the garish eye shadow, the lost boy under the Totie Fields wig.
A fine, touching tribute to John Waters' larger-than-life drag diva ...
Divine expanded the concept of the drag queen from brash female impersonator into something much larger, more subversive and less gender specific.
| Original Score: 5/5
In Milstead's brief 42 years there were separations and reunions, stumbles, success and, finally, a real American family, in movies oddly ahead of their time.
| Original Score: 4/5
A striking tribute to the pioneering spirit, radical queerness and sheer divinity of Divine.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's gratifying to see Divine praised for being outrageous ...