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It's in the Water (1997)

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
Beverly May ...
Vivien Bracken
Kathy Morath ...
Pamela Hughs
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Robert Stratton (as Matthew S.Tompkins)
John Hallum ...
Spencer
Larry Randolph ...
Bruce
Susan Largo ...
Elizabeth Miller
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Viola Johnson
Dion Culberson ...
Ray Ray Johnson (as Dion Culberson / Obsession)
John Addington ...
Brother Daniel
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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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All of the bondage/leather outfits worn by the men as they exited the club were owned by them. See more »

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In the kitchen when Lily pulls out Alex's collar, it is tucked back in when Alex sits down to eat the BLT it is tucked back in. See more »

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Alex Stratton: Grace. I want to kiss you
Grace Miller: Alex, don't do this.
Alex Stratton: Why?
Grace Miller: Because you're going to like it.
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gay in the water...Priceless
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I worked on "It's in the Water" back in '96, '97. It was one of the funnest projects I've worked on. I can tell you that Kelli Herd is a brilliant, bold story-teller with a great sense of timing. The casting was great. Regarding the actors, I was impressed at the effortless risk taking that took place not only in the auditions, but more over, on the big screen. Barbara Lassiter (mom) is too much, I remember when they were shooting the scene where she is lecturing her daughter Alex about her gay kiss,noting "Couldn't you have done something like this on the weekend?" The scene when shot, was very moving, dramatic, powerful. Once edited, I was amazed that they turned that scene into its own mini-melodrama with a comic twist. The whole cast and crew was very friendly. One of the more outstanding moments in the making of the movie was when we were filming in the hospital. In the middle of a scene, one of the 1K lights set off the building alarm and sprinkler system, made for a short delay, but all was well. Kelli provided some of the best craft service food I've ever had much! All behjind the scenes stuff aside, The plot is outrageous. Who'd think It's in the Water? Can't say I don't relate though. For whatever reason, this is truly one of my favorite movies, very smart.


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