There’s something to be said about a Latina icon, that, even twenty five years after her death, has fans screaming into the internet about how a piece of pop culture represents her. Selena: The Series, if anything, shows the lasting power of what she did for the Latino community, specifically, those of us that identify as first or second generation Mexican-Americans.
When Selena was murdered by a fan in 1995, she was just starting to “crossover” into the hearts of people outside of the Latino community. It left a gaping hole, still felt over two decades later, which is why so many are so hungry to hold on to anything that bears her name. Yet, according to many fans on Twitter, the series is anything but celebratory.
Compared to the 1997 film, Selena, the show left fans with a lot to be desired:
Abraham Quintanilla is the worst:
Um, WHERE is Selena?
What’s up with the wigs and costumes?
Why did they do Chris dirty?
But overall, the sentiment is how exploitive the series, and the family continues to be, of Selena herself.