January 13, 2021 #5 of podcast: Netflix Unorthodox – Part I
The Very Not Normal Podcast; Episode #5: Netflix Unorthodox – Part I.
Netflix’s mini-series is an ex-hasidic cliched fairytale that is problematic on many, many levels.
Part one is a takedown of the show (be forewarned, I am not a fan) and part two will be analysis of if and why it all matters.
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- #VIDEO: The Netflix show – here’s the trailer
- #ARTICLES: My criticism of some of the errors on Unorthodox in the Jewish Daily Forward and on this blog some detailed illustrations of problems. Also, here is a post I wrote years ago on how Hollywood likes to typecast Hasidim. It still holds true.
- #ARTICLE: The New Yorker Review of Unorthodox
- #BOOKS: Some memoirs I mentioned:
- #LINK: Bill Gates on Tara Westover
- #LINK: Obama on Tara Westover
- #LINK: The Reddit Sub on men writing women.
- #FILM: Shtisel, the Israeli TV show