Selena Gomez's Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' premieres today

Kate Walsh Katherine Langford

The story follows what happens after a high schooler named Hannah posthumously leaves 13 confessional cassette tapes that reveal the incidents that led to her suicide - and Clay is shocked to find that one of the tapes is focused on him.

Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" was a labor of love years in the making for superstar Selena Gomez. On Wednesday, the 24-year-old singer posted a video on Twitter debuting her own rendition of the '80s hit "Only You".

Clay seemed to genuinely like and care about Hannah, despite other students spreading rumors about her reputation.

Heathers, the 1989 movie that birthed that classic song, was darkly comic, but Big Fun's words are also the theme of Netflix's far more somber new drama 13 Reasons Why, which takes a butterfly-effect view of teenage suicide in the 21st century.

All 13 episodes of 13 Reasons Why are now available on Netflix. But for all the teen angst and buzzy butterfly stomachs, 13 Reasons Why is an incredibly mature and a devastating look at the ripple effects of loss. Since the reasons range from cruel bullying to rape, it's obvious why the people on the tapes want their secrets to stay under wraps.

Last summer, on her birthday, Selena shared a snippet of the acoustic track, and said that a full version would be "coming soon".

The series has a huge cast that includes Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Derek Luke, Justin Prentice, Brandon Flynn, Brian D'Arcy James, Alisha Boe, Tommy Dorfman, Christian Navarro, and Miles Heizer. Hannah has another classmate, Tony, make sure everyone included on the tapes passes them on to the next person one by one, or else he'll release a copy of them to the public. Clay Jensen is determined to figure it out. If Hannah's 13 friends felt like they could talk to their parents, teachers, or counselors, the series may have ended a lot differently.

"It was also adults who had the audacity to tell me how I should live my life and it was very confusing for me".

Selena - who is now dating 27-year-old musician The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - has thanked "every single soul" who assisted her during the creative process for putting their "heart" into her "passion project".

"Everything that we do within the show is something that's happening, has happened or is something that someone can relate too", Langford said.

"She's so awesome", he told us. Hannah Baker here, alive and in stereo.I hope you're ready because I'm about to tell you the story of my life.

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