I first heard about Divine when she was described as the inspiration for Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Divine is a drag queen, actor, and singer who was well known in the 70s-80s. When I first became aware of her well after the remake of Hairspray was already out. After I became aware though I watched the original where Divine plays the role of Edna Turnbland, Tracy’s mother. I then dived into the relationship between John Waters and Divine and I became enthralled by the work they produced together. Its filthy and gritty and tests societal norms which I really appreciate.