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I Am Divine Reviews

January 9, 2014
A glimpse of a surprisingly shy and gentle soul who longed to be a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 27, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2013
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2013
Filled with heady outrageousness at the same time it continuously skirts the apparent emptiness in the man wearing those crazy wigs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 31, 2013
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.
October 25, 2013
The Pink Flamingos star Divine gets her own well-deserved spotlight.
October 25, 2013
Entertaining doc is sweeter than expected and will be an eye-opener for young fans.
October 25, 2013
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2013
A fine, touching tribute to John Waters' larger-than-life drag diva ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2013
Divine expanded the concept of the drag queen from brash female impersonator into something much larger, more subversive and less gender specific.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 24, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2013
A striking tribute to the pioneering spirit, radical queerness and sheer divinity of Divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2013
It's gratifying to see Divine praised for being outrageous ...