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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:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,639, 31 December 1998
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kelli Heard, the writer/director of the film did her best to keep the kissing scene between Mark and Thomas as comfortable as possible for straight audiences. She tried to make it into something her father could watch. See more »

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When Alex is in bed, watching videos, the print on her T-shirt changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Protestors: No hope for Homos!
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References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

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Very Funny Film
29 July 2005 | by chaserokSee 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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