‘We are iron ladies’, a student-written screenplay

A senior student at Southwest University wrote a screenplay ‘We are iron ladies’, reflecting the life of female white-collar workers. The screenplay has been approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and will be filmed after Spring Festival.

‘Iron lady’ (Nv Hanzi), a popular word on the Internet, indicates ‘masculine’ women in terms of their behavior and character. It seems to be a derogatory term in contrast with the traditional idea of obedient women. In the eyes of Li Junwei, the screenplay writer, a senior majoring in Film and TV Literature at the School of Literature, Southwest University, ‘iron ladies’ emerge under the intense stress of modern society, and develop a strong sense of independence and self-esteem.

Li spent one and a half months completing the screenplay of nearly 40,000 Chinese characters after making changes seven times.

Chen Siyan