Tag Archives: Divine

BALTIMORE: Mayor Gives To Nod To Proposed Divine Monument (Including Bronze Dog Poop)

Via Flavorwire: The corner of Read and Tyson Streets in Baltimore will forever bear the glorious ghost of an iconically filthy moment: Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead), as Babs Johnson in John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, asserting her status as the “Filthiest Person Alive” by watching as a dog poops, approaching the poop, and then eating the poop.Soon — Kickstarter gods ...

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Federal Court: Divine’s Estate Was Stolen

A federal court in Orlando has ruled that the estate of Divine was “illegally usurped” from the drag legend’s rightful family heirs. Via the Hollywood Reporter: The ruling is a black eye for Michael O’Quinn, who had befriended Divine’s mother, Frances, and become her business manager and later was named as a beneficiary to the estate in an addendum to ...

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Divine Foundation: I’m So Beautiful

Two minutes of self-affirmation from John Waters, Mink Stole, and the I Am Divine Foundation. “Be your own filth god or goddess!”(Tipped by JMG reader Fritz)

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TRAILER: I Am Divine

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Divine’s Mother, Frances Milstead, 88

Frances Milstead, the mother of drag legend Divine, died two weeks ago in Fort Lauderdale at the age of 88. Although she was estranged from her son at the beginning of his drag fame, upon learning of his new career Frances became Divine’s biggest fan – attending his movie premieres and penning the 2001 memoir My Son Divine. Up until ...

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Divine’s Last Interview

In response to last week’s post about Divine, superstar reporter Rex Wockner has posted his 1988 interview with her, the last one she did before her untimely death two weeks later. Go read it, it’s fascinating stuff. Thanks, Rex!

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“[Divine] was (going to be) the first gay male character, a gay uncle, which could have been hugely successful at the time.” – John Waters, revealing that at time of his death in 1988, Divine was about to begin appearing on Married With Children. Interesting news, but despite what the linked article says, wasn’t Billy Crystal’s character on Soap tv’s ...

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