Getting to know you…

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

Name: Divine

Shop, Donate or Volunteer?

Why do I have to choose?

How long have you been volunteering with Philly AIDS Thrift?

John Waters and I have been coming here for years. We’d drive up from Baltimore on the weekends.

What did your parents think of your career?

My parents…quite conservative…very American mother and father who were quite shocked by what their son decided to do. They’d rather I be a doctor, a lawyer, even an Indian Chief really would have been better than a man who makes his living in women’s attire.

Any favorite plays?

The Neon Woman and Women Behind Bars, of course.

What kind of work did you do before acting?

I was a hair-dresser for a very short time, I’m glad I had that experience. It’s very helpful now that I’m on the road doing my club act, there aren’t always hair-dressers available. I’m glad I know how to tease because that’s the look they want.

What were some of your favorite movies growing up?

I had a very macho taste in movies. Knights of the Round Table movies, war movies. I still like a good war movie.

Let’s talk about the dog turd:

Ugh. I thought John was kidding.