“The thing with Divine is that he committed 100 percent to every role that he took; there was never any hesitation,” says Mink Stole, an actor who co-starred with Milstead in many now-cult classic films by director John Waters. Tracing his early life in Baltimore through to his last days on the verge of mainstream-television stardom, the story of Divine/Milstead is told by his family, close friends, lovers and, especially, his fellow film stars.
I Am Divine opens tonight at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue; tickets are $7 to $10. And the Sie will also host a late-January series of Waters films starring Divine, including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester and Hairspray; go to denverfilm.org for details.
Jan. 17-23, 2014