Saturday, October 23, 2010

Think You're a Man?

Out of drag, he was what I suppose you could suggest an unprepossessing character.


But once Harris Glenn Milstead changed to his alter ego Divine, how fabulous was he. Sadly he died at the age of only 43 in 1988. Dare you to listen to the clip, it will be in your brain for hours.

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  1. I never made it to disco queen.

    Sorry, doesn't do anything for me.

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  2. You guys have way too much fun! So reminded me of a good friend I had in Sydney who used to do up a treat and with two friends would belt out such classics as "My Boyfriend's back!" Yes the song is in my head but I'm enjoying it.

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  3. OMG it has just got into my brain and I have not watched the clip. You are so right. It sticks there :)

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  4. R is/was not either Victor. Just a couple of years makes all the difference.

    Used to Cheryl, used to have fun. Not sure that I know the track you mention. I hand my gay card in when it comes to torturous torch songs.

    'Tis a catchy ditty Cazzie.

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  5. Have taken your good advice and not clicked play, I should probably be associating Divine with New York but the first thing that comes to mind are all the Melbourne bars I would frequent in the 80s where i would of heard that lovely song!

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  6. I guess I let both of our ages out with that track Ian.

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  7. Anonymous3:10 pm

    Divine was a great talent and had been cast in some lovely weird arty movies by John Waters. The main one being Hairspray which has been turned into a Musical now showing in Melbourne. Also loved her in Pink Flamingo's.

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  8. I never saw the movie of Hairspray. Friends tell me it was a bit weird. I think I have seen Pink Flamingos, but it was a long time ago.

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