"After 7 years of holding onto this book, I couldn't [have] picked a better time for this message to exist". Each episode of the series will tell the story of a character who has contributed to Hannah's suicide. Check it out above and let us know, and be sure to stream 13 Reasons Why when it becomes available on Netflix on March 31. As I say in my video review above it is made all the more engrossing by its two leads - relative newcomer Katherine Langford as Hannah and Dylan Minnette as Clay.
See photos of Selena's cute monochromatic look in the gallery up top, and watch 13 Reasons Why on Netflix now. I'd read the incredible book by Jay Asher so I had an idea of what to expect - and any TV series that realistically depicts teenage suicide, sexual assault, and bullying is bound to be painful and deeply disturbing.
"In making it, really early on [writer] Jay Asher gave it a little seal of approval", she adds.
Before she ended her life, Hannah recorded a series of cassette tapes explaining her actions and then set into motion an elaborate chain-letter system to pass the tapes along to the people she deemed partly responsible, one by one. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hannah soon gets objectified for her body. "It's a very serious subject matter that connects with teens and adults on a major level".More news: Facebook Clones More Snapchat Features
The series debuts on Netflix Friday. "I think if I had, I probably would have put a lot more pressure on myself because it's a book that so many people identify with and are protective of".
While the singer won't be acting in the series, she will be featured on the show's soundtrack. "The rest of us won't have as much patience for the show's excessively convoluted, repetitive and unlikely story, or for the narrative gimmick reflected in its title".
The star smoldered in her sexy yet chic ensemble and we loved the way she opted for a more sophisticated get-up - it definitely signified her role as an executive producer on the project.
Critics have already hailed the series, but the screening wasn't the only thing receiving rave reviews that evening.