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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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In the flashback scene where Alex's boyfriends all 'came out of the closet' it wasn't originally meant to be that way. They were supposed to come through the front door. However due to cost they couldn't do that... So Kelli Heard had the idea to make them come out of a closet. It wasn't meant to be clever. It wasn't until after that she realized that having them 'come out of the closet' actually fit better. 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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Viola: The water's unsafe to be drinkin'!
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References Desert Hearts (1985) See more »

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Very Funny Film
29 July 2005 | by (Arlington,Texas) – See all my reviews

The person who reviewed this film from L.A obviously has some issues. Does that surprise us of an L.A. person? How can you down a church choir. Get a life. I thought the film was very funny and has a lot of great scenes. Rent the film its good. I thought the "water" issue was not played out very well. This film has some very good characters,especially the scene with the mother finding out about her daughter being a lesbian,very Cruella DeVille,I laugh until it hurts when I saw this scene. The film was shot in Texas "George Bush Country" I can only imagine that some people here in Texas would think the water could cause people to become gay.You should really check out this film it has some great laughs.


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