The Iron Ladies is a Thai comedy film that follows the true events of a men’s volleyball team, composed mainly of gay and kathoey (transgender) athletes.
A seaweed roll maker named Ok Bong-ja finds a teen aged runway-turned prostitute lying down on the road and takes her to her home, where their friendship turns into mutual attraction.
The film is set in the 1970’s and revolves around a newly orphaned teenage boy who also happens to stutter. Sent to an orphanage, he is teased and almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy convinces him to join the choir. The dynamic between these boys forms the overall arc of the rest of the film, with the choir itself serving as the vehicle. There is also a subplot involving the choir-master and a female from his political-activist past.
It is a story about two men and a woman — more likely two boys and a girl as they were innocent and confused in their own way.