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“But, I think it forces the actors and writers more creatively [to think] how else can we tell this story?” Facial expressions, glances, and the minimizing of space between two potential love interests all convey that chemistry.“It would feel in a way natural to express themselves physically, but the fact that they choose not to is fascinating to me,” said Gottfried.
alluded to the topic of same-sex couples in the last episode of the season.
Getting absolutely plastered at your last single friend’s wedding and weeping on the floor of the bathroom.
All these snapshots of the modern singles experience are captured in the first season of the web series , the You Tube series follows six singles, navigating the religious dating scene of New York’s Upper West Side.
With the context of the recent onslaught of sexual assault reports and the #Me Too movement, Gottfried believes the practice is actually empowering.
“It’s claiming your space and having control over who can touch you and who can’t. It’s saying, ' Not just anyone can touch me.'”One would think a lack of physical contact or typical displays of affection would be glaring in a show about singles living in New York City, but it is not actually all that noticeable.“It’s very easy to create chemistry if you have your actors just have that first kiss,” said Schechter.
We’re trying to give another picture.”, and it has garnered more than 150,000 views on You Tube.
Gottfried, now 26, kept the same main cast but brought on Hoffman as a co-producer.
“shows people to devoted to their faith and religious practice, while at the same time living in the secular world with the same popular culture, dealing with the same demands as people who are not observant.”Currently, there are only five episodes, as the grassroots effort doesn’t move into production until they’ve raised the roughly ,000 in sponsorships to cover their costs.
Yet despite the lag time between episodes, reflects the creative team’s own balancing being a part of tight-knit, religious community while maintaining obligations and interests in the secular world.
“This may not be everyone’s truth, but we’re depicting people who are choosing to make this a priority,” said Schechter.
“Just because it isn’t common, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.”The same could be said for same-sex relationships within the modern Orthodox community.
The bro-y lawyer who flirts with anything that has a pulse is wearing a yarmulke, Tinder is replaced by JSwipe or Shabbat.com, and a desire to make Aliyah (move to Israel) is more likely to end a relationship than a move out west to join a new start-up.