Film and TV

Five of cult classic icon Divine's lesser-known television and film roles

Best known for his roles in the John Waters cannon of cult films, Divine had a short career highlighted by his ability to play trashy women, wayward gals, doting matrons and overzealous sex pots. While he found fame in the seedy underside of Hollywood, the actor also worked to be taken more seriously -- but his other roles (many out of drag) are still relatively unknown in popular culture.

In celebration of the opening of I Am Divine this Friday, January 17 at the Sie FilmCenter, we've rounded up a handful of the larger-than-life star's lesser known characters, from the big and small screens.

See also: Actress Mink Stole talks about late actor Divine, meeting John Waters and her new record

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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