Former Baltimore hairdresser Harris Glenn Milstead carved quite a career for himself as cinematic drag queen Divine (he was given the name by director and friend John Waters).
Divine hated being called a transvestite (although he didn’t mind eating dog faeces and performing fellatio in Pink Flamingos). “These are simply my working clothes,” he said, “that’s how I make people laugh”.
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