The Gross Inaccuracies of Netflix's 'Unorthodox'

The Gross Inaccuracies of Netflix's 'Unorthodox'
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Scene: It’s Shabbes when Esty, a young Samar Hasidic woman, is about to make her escape from her repressive community to Berlin, where she has decided to start a new life as a secular woman.

So opens the new Netflix miniseries ‘Unorthodox’.

She collects her valuables from her underwear drawer, pulls cash out of her styrofoam wig stand, and ties it all up in a sweater. Just as she’s about to leave the dingy Williamsburg building, the lobby is in commotion and women are milling everywhere.

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