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The reviews for "Selena" say it's not great

Netflix has just released "Selena: The Series," a retelling of the Tejano queen's life, and these two great reviews from Vice and the LATimes talk about how it portrays a flattened version of her and focuses more on her dad.




From Vice writer Alex Zargoza:

Says the series is "a Disney-fied retelling of Selena's life" that focuses more on her dad, who has an "iron-like grip on the family, which borders on abusive."

The series doesn't explore her family's bicultural identity and lack of connection to their Mexican heritage. "In effect, we see a story of a Mexican American family being pushed to fake an attachment to their heritage to gain musical success, which I assume wasn't intentional. But by treating this split in their cultural identity in such a passive manner, there's no room to discuss what it's like being raised Mexican in Texas, how generational assimilation leads to a disconnection from your native home, and how Selena's life was a prime example of this complex issue."

Read more at the links!

Sources 1 and 2
Tags: music / musician, netflix
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