How autobiographical is the material in Circumstance?
I was born in Tehran, and my earliest memories are of the revolution, the war against Iraq and not being able to wear any colors. As a young woman, I’m somebody interested in dealing with identity and sexuality. In Circumstance
, the specific articulation is about young women’s fantasies, especially given the larger repressive society, and the desire of the two women to find moments of freedom through the underground clubs and find solace and escape through each other and in music.