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Peer Review: A88049523 - Divine - Iconic Drag Queen

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: Divine - Iconic Drag Queen - A88049523
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

This Entry is dedicated to devine63 smiley - rosesmiley - love


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Post 2

Bluebottle

I enjoyed reading this, but I must admit that I did feel I missed out on some details along the way. So where was Glenn Milstead born and raised? This sometimes can be a fundamental part of someone's personal identity, particularly if you are born somewhere like, say, the Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, Cornwall or Liverpool, but admittedly if you live somewhere generically mainlandy it doesn't matter as much. Yet you've said that having lived in Lutherville played a key role later in life.

I was also wondering what to make of 'he lived with his parents until 1968 and they supported him in other ways, such as buying shops for him to work in' – shops plural? Was this a chain of shops (presumably along the barbers/hairdressers/stylist lines?) or did he and his parents move house often and open a shop wherever they went, or was it a series of different, possibly progressively larger, premises? The exact details really don't matter, but I was left wishing there was a bit more of an overview over what was happening.

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks for reading smiley - biggrin

Excellent points - I've done quite a bit more work on this, and added more headers, so I hope that clarifies those questions smiley - ok Interesting indeed about their ability to buy shops as if they were toys...


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Post 4

Bluebottle

I can honestly say that those changes really benefit the entry and it is now quite an emotive story.

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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - ok

It was a spooky moment when I saw Divine on Top of the Pops, like when I saw D's doppelganger in the supermarket the other week - Divine's arm movements remind me so much of D, and I was very sad to learn that they both died in the same way smiley - rose devine63 was older than Divine, so there had been some improvement in treatments since 1988, but it is good that research into further improvements is ongoing smiley - goodluck


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SashaQ - happysad

I added some more links smiley - oksmiley - disco


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Good entry. smiley - ok Divine was a feature of my uni years because during finals the film club would air unusual films for students needing a study break. These would include things like 'Reefer Madness' (an insane anti-marijuana propaganda movie best appreciated through the haze of smoke emanating from the front row), a silent western retitled 'Stoned on the Range' (not propaganda), and John Waters films. smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - ok

"(an insane anti-marijuana propaganda movie best appreciated through the haze of smoke emanating from the front row)" smiley - snork


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

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Congratulations - Your Entry has been Recommended for the Edited Guide!

Post 11

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - magicsmiley - diva


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