5 differences between Netflix’s Unorthodox and the true story behind it.

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Netflix’s new series, Unorthodox.

In the past month, there have been two Netflix series that everyone has been talking about: Tiger King and Unorthodox.

While one focuses on the controversial big cat community, the other explores the conservative Yiddish speaking Satmar community in Brooklyn. And it’s not hard to see why people are obsessed with it.

If you haven’t seen it yet, Unorthodox follows the story of 19-year-old Esther ‘Esty’ Shapiro and her escape from a strict Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood.

The four-part Netflix series is based on the real life story of Deborah Feldman, as documented in her 2012 memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots.

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Unorthodox here. Post continues below. 

Deborah and her on-screen counterpart Esty…

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