This 30-minute segment gives insight into the production of the Netflix series and the importance of the themes of suicide, cyber bullying, sexual assault and mental illness, featuring interviews from the cast, director, writers, psychologists, author Jay Asher, and executive producer Selena Gomez.Written by
It's almost laughable how contrived this is. At first I almost pulled off the belief that this was sincere, but 10 responses to questions of suicide, drug abuse, and sexual assault that sound like they were quoted from a pamphlet in a therapist's office later, it was a lost cause. And it's not that I think any of these actors don't take those things seriously, but I would've appreciated a less script-feeling interview that allowed their more genuine experiences on the set and feelings about these issues to come out. I understand that the show came under heat for statistics about suicide rates going up since the release of this show, so they're doing whatever they feel they need to to make it clear where they stand. It's just impossible to watch and a waste of an interview. It feels like being held captive by a commercial that you can't get away from and which lasts forever. Then you remember that you don't have to watch it and turn it off before it's over. Thank you I feel better. Literally in the time it took for me to write this, I was able to process through my feelings of disgust and disappointment, and psychically return to the moment where I was mourning alongside Clay, panicking about Tyler, and feeling excited and confused by the conundrum between Jess, Alex, and Justin. People understand where the writers and directors are coming from, without the infomercial tack.
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