It’s Time To Recognize That “Selena” Is The Most Important Biopic Of All Time

And you know it!

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Dear friends, it's time to cut the shit and talk about something really, truly important that hasn't gotten the praise it deserves. That thing is the cinematic classic and grossly underrated film known as Selena.

Selena is important for nearly infinite reasons. Not only is it Jennifer Lopez's crowning, iconic achievement, but it's also the greatest biopic of all time. Yes, you read that correctly — it is THE GREATEST BIOPIC OF ALL TIME.

Also this quote is IT:

This is also when we're introduced to Selena's asshole-esque stage dad. He did a great job of playing a controlling asshole stage dad that made his kids live out his dreams for him. His tinted glasses helped. Great styling here!

Then we get our first truly great musical moment: Selena singing the cumbia medley. This is so important.

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It goes like this:

Father Selena: You were out there wearing a bra!

Selena Quintanilla: It's not a bra, it's a bustier!

Father Selena: It's a bra with little sprinkly things on it!

So then, as you know, Selena's career skyrockets and the movie really gets into gear. Like it gets really really good. I mean, look at those facial expressions. THE ACTING, PEOPLE. THE ACTING!

Jennifer Lopez's performance of "Como la Flor" is worthy of an Academy Award in and of itself. The iconicness!

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So yeah, I'm also forgetting about her ponytailed BF Chris. The sweet bad boy who catches you off guard. He taught us just because you have a ponytail doesn't make you a bad guy!

On to another extraordinary performance. Ladies and gentlemen, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom."

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And it all culminates in this calming, chill recording of "I Could Fall In Love." Chills. So many chills.

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Then we meet this evil, soulless, jealous, insane fan club president nightmare, Yolanda. We're not wasting any time on this waste of space. The inevitable happens.

And the ending. That ending. The tears. The candles. The vigil. Oof. Painful. The most important movie ending of our time!

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