13 Reasons Why is Selena Gomez’s production venture which centers around the role of teenagers in today’s world. The production will feature as a series on Netflix on March 31. The trailer is just out and it looks like a promising series.
Those familiar with the Jay Asher book will know what the plot of 13 Reasons Why is. The book chronicles the aftermath of a suicide and the effect on the high school students involved. The story revolves around high school student, Clay (Dylan Minnette), who discovers audio tapes from his classmate crush, Hannah (Katherine Langford), who killed herself two weeks earlier.
Selena Gomez Delves Completely into Venture
Selena Gomez had a tough time herself. This was the same time around when she started research for 13 Reasons Why. Gomez’s career sabbatical was used to do some research for the series. She says, “I went away for 90 days, and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we’re talking about a lot of the issues that these characters are experiencing.”
The story revolves around suicide and acknowledging one’s own and others’ emotional wellbeing. The Hands to Myself singer spoke about suffering from anxiety and panic attacks in 2014. She even went silent on social media. Upon her comeback (if we may call it so), she realized the impact social media has on young people.
Gomez told THR, “It’s hard right now. I can’t stand social media, I can’t stand what they’re looking at. I can’t stand what they think is reality, and [this] show is real as it could possibly get.”
The Right Message For Millennials
The singer has a long-standing relationship with the spotlight. With her bring Disney’s teen icon to transitioning into a youth icon, the journey has not been easy. But the Revival singer is determined to show her scars so others can learn. She has put a lot of her soul into 13 Reasons Why.
Selena Gomez is clear that she wants to use her influence to help this generation. The Netflix project looks like the right step in that direction. She hopes that the series becomes a talking point among children and their parents. Gomez wishes to see people have conversations about “difficult and really life-or-death topics without starting from the place of fear or having to protect their own secrets.”
Yes, 13 Reasons Why is a must watch. Check out the trailer below:
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