The four-part drama series on Netflix sees Esty (played by Shira Haas) leave her husband and family behind and board a flight to Berlin, Germany. There she meets a group of people who quickly become her friends and help her as she prepares for an audition for a music school. However, while everything happens rather quickly for Esty, Deborah revealed this wasn’t the case when it came to her own story.
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Unorthodox is loosely based on her autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.
Deborah did leave her community and head to Berlin but it wasn’t as quick as Esty’s departure.
The author and co-creator of the Netflix series explained she work with creators Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski to “protect my privacy”.
The reason behind some of the changes was also down to the fact Deborah wanted her story to help others who had left the community.
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“We wanted to create something bigger, more culturally inclusive,” Deborah explained.
She added of the major difference between her decision to leave at Esty’s: “Esty left earlier than I did, when she was pregnant.
“Whereas I left when my son turned three years old, and I only moved to Berlin five years later, while she immediately got on a plane.”
And, while Esty immediately meets Robert (Aaron Altaras) in a coffee shop and bonds with his friends, it unfolded slightly different for Deborah.
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