But to the Iranian Islamic establishment, there was no innocence in the matter. Iranian girls have little chance to develop a healthy self-image. 22 hours ago For many Iranians, the oft-forgotten films are a souvenir of a lost past, painting a picture of life Sex, violence and lots of dancing - the soundtrack to Iran pre cinema: genre films with popular stars; village girls lured by the big city but were stereotyped: mothers or whores with little middle ground. File photo Iranian clerics have traditionally promoted marriage at a young age for both boys and girls. increasingly young girls undergoing illegal abortions and joining the sex trade, “opposition to child marriage is wrong.