Bette visits an art gallery where there is an exhibit called Women of Allah by Shirin Neshat. This is an actual photography exhibit, shot during 1993-97. Shirin Neshat was born in Iran but she migrated to the United States after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. In her photographs she depicts women and their status in the Iranian and Muslim culture. When Bette meets Helena at the gallery, she is looking at a large picture of a veiled woman with scripture all over her face, holding the long barrel of a gun in front of her. The piece is called Rebellious Silence (1994).