Selena Deserves More Than Netflix Kitsch

Selena Deserves More Than Netflix Kitsch

Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla in Netflix's Selena: The Series.A year before her 1995 death, Selena Quintanilla Pérez sat down for a taped interview at Texas Tech University. As the interviewer was wrapping up, he asked: “When you’re gone, how do you want to be remembered?” It’s a weighty question for a 23-year-old singer, but Selena didn’t hesitate. “Not only as an entertainer, but as a person who cared a lot, and I gave the best that I could,” she replied. The overwhelming tragedy of her murder catapulted Selena into a level of superstardom she never reached in life. In death, she became an icon. It was easier for fans to rattle off the basics (her birthday, her biggest hits, her most memorable outfits, or her best performances) than to understand who she was as…View Original Post

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