The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength ... See full summary »
David De Simone
An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.
A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.
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Paris P. Pickard,
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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
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 »
As the director admits in the commentary, the full-page Hope House news ad is blank on the reverse side with no page number or masthead, something no real newspaper would allow. Also, his stack of proof newspapers become different after the editor lifts the first one. See more »
I would have never seen (or heard of) this film without having met and studied under Kelli at SMU. Seeing her reaction as she told us that in 6 years she'd never shown in at school made me begin to understand how exposed we are putting not only our 'projects' but our entire life in front of people for the sake of art.
"It's in the Water" is lots of fun. The character of Spencer is HILARIOUS, but not drawn up as a caricature like most of the straight people in the film. His lines are fabulous and delightfully droll, but human. One of the truest pleasures of the film.
Otherwise, the previous reviewer was right--the love making scenes are tasteful and...pretty for lack of a better word. It helps, of course, that the two leading couples (Alex and Grace, and Mark and Tomas) are absolutely gorgeous, but the characters individually just light up from the inside out.
Witty, excellent visual design and touching, this is certainly a film that I would recommend. As a huge fan of all things Texas, this is going up as one of my favorite films.
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