Films & Other Videos
Films with: Yongyut Thō̜ngkō̜ngthun
- Iron ladies Satree-lex /
- The true story of a Thai male volleyball team that competes in the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gays, transsexuals, and transvestites. At the heart of the team are Mon, a weary transvestite who is a fantastic player, and his best friend Jun, a raucous drag queen with hilariously over-supportive parents. They get their chance to show their stuff when the provincial governor hires a suspiciously butch female head coach to put together a "dream team" for the national competitions. She announces that there will be open tryouts, and when Mon and Jun get selected, their macho teammates resign en masse--all except Chai, whose self-respect is obstinately tied to his success on the court. When the coach asks Mon to find some friends to join the squad, he knows just who to pick: Nong, a muscle-laden army sergeant and makeup artist; Pia, a transsexual stage star; Wit, a closeted Chinese-Thai boy; and, perhaps most memorably, April, May and June, Jun's transvestite triplet friends! Plenty of conflict ensues, with the straight captain Chai learning tolerance, and the more selfish of the "girls" learning team spirit. Other darker problems are hinted at with occasional outbreaks of homophobic violence against outspoken Jun and the shame that some parents feel about their gay children, but the team gradually melds into an impressive unit, emerging triumphant in match after match. They even find a way to shame the conservative game authorities who try and disqualify them!
- DVD 1974
- Satree-lex 2 Iron ladies 2 /
- The sequel to the smash hit about a gay volleyball team. This time out, the teammates experience difficulty adjusting to their lives of unexpected success and split over creative differences. After a series of misadventures, the team reunites in hopes of resuming their winning streak.
- DVD 8273