ABCD - original spec screenplay by Laurie Lamson

An “uplifting” comedy/drama original screenplay and audio series, inspired by a true story.

On her journey to creative, economic, and sexual freedom, an insecure clumsy seamstress with a large bosom – and even larger vision – invents the modern brassiere.

When she discovers its nearly magical comfort and confidence-boosting effect, she defies conventional society to share her new “unmentionable” with other women.

But in the process, she outrages the Ladies’ Morality Guild, and almost loses her remarkable invention to an unscrupulous department store, until she learns the difference between restriction and support.

ABCD poster

Addressing Women's Issues With Humor

The early 1920s was a time of social upheaval and progress toward greater inclusivity, creative freedom, and women’s empowerment – including the right to vote in the United States.

ABCD depicts the courage it takes for women, then and now, to live truly autonomous and empowered lives, while addressing the fact that – like any historically oppressed group – women sometimes try to keep each other down. 

It also explores a marriage as a romantic partnership rather than a power struggle.

This playful story conveys the underlying message that if she could do it then, we can do it now: women can have it all!


“This is an exceptionally well-crafted and well-thought-out story…”

“There is such a unique concept about this story that tackles a turning point in history for women.”

“The dialogue successfully matches the era of the story, adding  authenticity to the script.”

“The tone here is what really sustains this screenplay, as it is  consistently funny, at times even hilarious, but never at the expense of bridging to a thematic level…”


The Script Lab Screenplay Competition


2021 Diverse Voices Competition