Season 2 brings back all the drama, emotions, and excitement of Selena: the series, but leaves behind the most important person: Selena herself!
The second season of Selena:
The Series about Selena Quintanilla death just dropped on Netflix, much like a treat to fans who have been
anticipating to see more from the life of Selena Quintanilla since the first
season left them on the precipice of what’s coming – her tragic death!
Netflix’ Selena: The
Series marks the first authorized series on the life of Selena Quintanilla
since the 1997’s biopic featuring the ever-beloved Jennifer Lopez. The series
became an instant success with the show consistently trending at the top of the
Netflix charts after its release which was on the 4th of December. Not
only did it reign over the streaming service but also developed a renewed
interest of fans by the late Tejano singer.
May it be her outfits, songs, movie, killer, family, husband, albums, facts about her family or facts about Selena Quintanilla herself, the show is a super success.
Talking about the Netflix effect, Selena also restored her
place at the Billboard 200 in the first week of the show’s release.
With the second season having premiered on May 4th,
it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it trending at Netflix’s top 10 once again.
By now, you must know the details of the singer’s
extraordinary career and her tragic death. Born and raised in Corpus Christi
Texas, young Selena rose to fame in the male dominant music industry as part of
her family’s band Selena y Los Dinos.
Belonging to a poverty-stricken family, she learned Spanish
from telenovelas and struggled hard to become a major icon, revolutionizing pop
and Tejano music in the United States of America and Latin America. That’s how
she earned the title of “Queen of Tejano music.”
But unfortunately, just when she was at the heights of her
career, her life was cut short by her former fan-club manager Yolanda Saldivar.
While previous movies and documentaries focused more on her tragic end,
Netflix’ Selena: the Series explores
her early life and the journey she took to become one of the most celebrated
Mexican-American artists in history.
Despite the series premises of an in-depth, no beating about
the bush look at Quintanilla’s real-life struggles, the second installment,
which released on 4th May, failed to give the late Tejano singer’s a
voice. Instead, her story is completely overshadowed by the men in her life:
her father Abraham; her brother, AB, and her fiancé and later husband Chris
Ironically, the second season became infected with the same
notion of gender stereotype and chauvinism that has plagued the society of
Latinx for years.
If you are done watching the second season, it’s likely that
you have missed some of the important details about Selene Quintanilla, Suzette
Quintanilla and Bill Arriaga.
Also, check out our different articles on Hayvine related to Suzette Quintanilla’s husband, age, son, wedding married life and kids including Bill Arriaga and Suzette wedding, Bill Arriaga birthday, age, the actor who played his role in the series and a lot more.
Scroll down and discover five shocking facts
about Selena’s sister and her brother-in-law:
season 2 of Selena: The Series, the
men overshadowed the entire narrative, which is supposed to be on the life of
The narrative of the series started relying heavily on
Selena’s brother and husband to the point where it seems like all the female
characters have taken a back seat.
In the first season, we have seen Selena’s father, Abraham,
who is a musician himself, teaching his three children about music – but in
reality, Selena was the one who was truly enthralled by it. When they grew
older, her father became more aggressive, forcing his children to drop out of
school and focus more on their music career.
The same theme is portrayed in the second season, which
follows the grown-up Quintanilla siblings as they embark on a journey to
superstardom. The story centers on Abraham’s often arbitrary demands where he
puts Quintanilla in a position where she has to choose between her social life
and her career as a popular Tejano star.
He doesn’t like her getting involved in romantic
relationships, and diverting her focus from her career. His reaction to
Selena’s hidden relationship with Chris Perez was a clear example of this.
In the first season, Abraham learns that her daughter Selena
is secretly involved with the guitarist Perez while they were on a tour. He
kicks him out of the bus, despite Selena pleading him not to.
Despite her father’s fierce opposition, Selena and Perez
carried their relationship in season 2, even decided to get married at a
courthouse instead of facing the rage of her father once again. And when they
revealed their marriage to Abraham, he admitted that he was only concerned
about the consequences of her relationship that would cause her to drift away
from her career.
Suzette Quintanilla is completely sidelined in season 2
It’s disappointing for a show to normalize misogynistic
behavior, even under the masquerade of paternal controls, especially for the Latinx
audience who are seeking for more sophisticated portrayal of Mexican-American
Selena’s brother, AB, was relatively more involved in her
career, as he wrote many of her successful songs such as “Como la flor.” But in this series, he isn’t shown to be as
intimidating and controlling as their father.
Sister Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister and a fellow drummer, was always there for her during
her highs and lows. We have seen her providing emotional support to Selena,
helping her with fashion choices, making her hairstyles and teasing her about
romantic relationships like any sister-turned best friend would.
But despite being so
involved in her life, even Suzette’s portrayal on the show was sidelined. She
doesn’t have much to say, even in the sequences of conflict.
are Suzette and Bill Arriaga now?
In the final episodes of season one, we are introduced to a
new character, Bill Arriaga, a love interest of Suzette Quintanilla. In real
life, their relationship blossomed into love and they tied the knot in 1993. They
have a son together named Jovan, who is now 24 years old. It’s unfortunate that
Jovan never gets to meet his Aunt Selena.
Devastated by the news of her sister’s untimely death,
Suzette decided to distant herself from music. And instead, she initiated
various endeavors in an attempt to keep her sister’s legacy alive. As of now,
she is serving as a CEO and president of the family-owned music production
company called “Q-Production,” which was established in 1993.
As head of the company, she launched many Selena-centric
tribute campaigns such as a makeup line by her sister’s name, a tribute concert
and an album. She is also a manager of Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas,
founded in the memory of the late singer who departed from this world too soon.
The museum features various collectibles from Selena’s career, her iconic
outfits and everything that is connected to her.
Quintanilla family was excessively involved in the making of the Netflix series
Series showrunner, Moises Zamora revealed in one interview
that the Quintanilla family “was very involved” in the making of the series.
Suzette Quintanilla was even credited as an executive producer of the show.
With that much influence over the show, it makes sense that the family would
want to shape the narrative according to their way.
We do not intend to sound judgmental, but it feels like the
family is trying to cash in on the tragedy. And now they are aiming for fame.
They made a Netflix original on the life of Selena, but why is the series more
about her family and less about her. They even made a movie Selena just within two years after the
Quintanillas have an estranged relationship with Selena’s widower Perez
The family is a bit possessive when it comes to others
sharing Selena’s stories. Her father once filed a lawsuit against Perez after
he tried to create a series of his own, based on his relationship with the late
singer, called To Selena, With Love.
But sadly, it couldn’t make it to the screen.
in the Selena Netflix cast?
Netflix’ Selena series features Christian Serratos as
Selena, Julio Macias as Pete Astudillo, Seidy Lopez as Marcella Quintanilla,
Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette Quintanilla and Ricardo Antonio Chavira as father
Other cast members include:
Gabriel Chavarria as Selena’s Brother A.B Quintanilla
Madison Taylor Baez as Young Selena
Paul Rodriguez as Roger Garcia
Natasha Perez as Yolanda Saldivar
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