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Lesbian-Themed Film Causes Uproar In Orthodox Jewish Community

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Rachel McAdams (left) and Rachel Weisz.

A movie involving an Orthodox Jewish lesbian relationship is creating some controversy upon its release.

“Disobedience,” which stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, was criticized for the lack of Orthodox people involved with the film, according to The Advocate. Members of the Orthodox community also questioned the portrayal of some religious sects in the movie.

"The producers calling it Orthodox, instead of ultra-Orthodox, is part of the erasure I and a lot of other people will inevitably feel, that this Jewish film narrative don't represent us," Orthodox Jew Chana N. said to The Advocate. 

Another criticism was that Orthodox women were portrayed as too oppressed, according to The Advocate. No major criticisms were raised about the film’s depiction of homophobia within the community.


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