S.I.M Rating: 6.66 out of 10 (4 Votes)
Cast: Jesdaporn Pholdee, Sahaphap Tor and Ekachai Buranapanit
Please note: This is a gay and lesbian film.
Based on a true story, the 2000 film, Iron Ladies is a feel-good story about a volleyball team which consists of transvestites, transsexuals and gay men.
Set in Thailand in the late 1990s, Iron Ladies, despite the "less-than-standard" subject matter, is relatively straight-forward in its' approach, with a minimum of hackneyed cliches and stereotypes, although it does utilize the unorthodox scenario at times for humorous effect.
Iron Ladies' volleyball scenes leave much to be desired, with the ending especially obviously contrived for maximum drama and impact. Still, the film is generally entertaining, if predictable. The attitude
displayed towards alternative lifestyles in Thailand is striking when compared to Western productions.
Iron Ladies was a sensation in Thailand, winding up as the second-biggest box office film in Thai history.