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It's in the Water (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  30 January 1998 (USA)
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Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Jo Chapman ...
Alex Stratton
Teresa Garrett ...
Grace Miller
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Mark Anderson
Timothy Vahle ...
Tomas
Barbara Lasater ...
Lily Talbott
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Sloan
John Hallum ...
Spencer
Beverly May ...
Mrs. Bracken
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Robert Stratton
Kathy Morath ...
Pamela Hughes
Tommy Townsend ...
John Anderson
Richard Dillard ...
Jack Talbott
Susan Largo ...
Elizabeth Miller
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Viola Johnson
John Addington ...
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In the small southern town of Azalea Springs, the country club set still rules. Here, being a member of "The League" is a must, big hair is still favored by the ladies who lunch, and only hair-dressers and interior designers are supposed to be gay. The addition of an AIDS facility in Azalea Springs has The League unsettled. And the announcement that their charity work will include contact with "those people" leaves them stunned. But the real frenzy begins with a drunken comment regarding the local drinking water. Rumor has it that the water is contaminated with something that actually "turns" people gay. Mix in Brother Daniel's "Homo-No-Mo" meetings, the local newspaper, and a group of rabid homophobic picketers, and you've got a recipe for panic. Heads reel. Women weep. Mothers, hide your children! In the midst of it all, we find Alex Stratton, a young woman dealing with a distant husband, an overbearing mother, and the tedium of meaningless society chatter and endless shoe critics. ... Written by Kelli Herd

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An Outrageous Comedy With A Queer Little Twist!

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When Alex and Grace are talking and walking down the hall of the hospice center, Grace stops. In the wide-screen view, you can see, under her foot, the black tape on the floor which marks the spot where she's to stop. A few moments later, one can also be seen under Alex's foot. As they resume walking, the marks are no longer on the floor. See more »

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Spencer: I guess I first realized I was gay when I put together some fabulous throw pillows that matched the curtains in the breakfast nook of my tree house.
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relies largely on caricature

This enjoyable movie relies largely on caricature to achieve its comedic ends and it does so quite well. Lots of good lines here especially for the Spenser character. I thought the love scenes were handled tastefully if somewhat conventionally. I give it 7 out of 10.


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