March 31, 2020 New article in the Forward on Unorthodox
If you’ve been reading any of my past posts, it should come as no surprise that I found more than a few inaccuracies in the new Netflix series Unorthodox. The Forward published some of my musings; feel free to read the article here.
Generally, various costume and ritual errors aside, I argue that audiences can handle realistic depictions of people, Hasidic or otherwise. Allow characters to be human, to express emotions, to have both good and bad within them. But from my own life experience, portraying anything different from yourself negatively helps no one.