This episode is dedicated to Divine, one of the most influential Drag Queens of all time. Born Harris Glenn Milstead in Baltimore on October 19, 1945, Divine always stood out amongst his peers. He was obsessed with glamour and fashion. For him, Elizabeth Taylor was the very embodiment of these things and was his main inspiration when he first went out in drag. These were the seeds of the over-the-top character of Divine, who Glenn would become shortly after beginning his artistic relationship and friendship with the underground filmmaker, John Waters. Divine would become the name by which Milstead would be known and loved, which his closest friends shortened to "Divi." Her collaborations with Waters, Mink Stole, and Edith Massey, among many others in his circle, led to a level fame that Divine could never had anticipated. She was the queen of trash and glamor at the same time, always channeling her idol, Liz Taylor.
Joining us for our discussing is former GK guest, Ari Kiki, who cites Divine as one of her principal inspirations. We are talking about Divine in the context of the documentary, "I Am Divine," which can be streamed on Netflix.