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It's in the Water (1997)

Not Rated | | 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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Kelli Herd

Writer:

Kelli Herd
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Jo Chapman Keri Jo Chapman ... Alex Stratton
Teresa Garrett Teresa Garrett ... Grace Miller
Derrick Sanders ... Mark Anderson
Timothy Vahle Timothy Vahle ... Tomas
Barbara Lasater Barbara Lasater ... Lily Talbott
Nancy Chartier ... Sloan
Beverly May Beverly May ... Vivien Bracken
Kathy Morath Kathy Morath ... Pamela Hughs
Matthew Tompkins ... Robert Stratton (as Matthew S.Tompkins)
John Hallum John Hallum ... Spencer
Larry Randolph Larry Randolph ... Bruce
Susan Largo Susan Largo ... Elizabeth Miller
Liz Mikel ... Viola Johnson
Dion Culberson Dion Culberson ... Ray Ray Johnson (as Dion Culberson / Obsession)
John Addington John Addington ... Brother Daniel
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Wolfe Video

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A víz az oka See more »

Filming Locations:

Plano, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,639, 1 February 1998

Gross USA:

$5,639
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Grace Miller: [seeing Sloane] Nice tits.
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References Lianna (1983) See more »

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Absoultly Fabulous!!
14 July 2003 | by emeraldmistSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie of discovery. One of my first expirences with lesbians in film and I love it. The Texas drawl is a bit thick but most of the characters are dynamically portrayed. This movie is on my Top Ten list of Coming Out Movies of all time.


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