13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons is a 30-minute-long mini-documentary directed by Brian Carroll. It features members of the original 13 Reasons Why cast talking about their experiences filming the show and executive producers Mandy Teefey and Selena Gomez talking about why they were motivated to create the show.


Several members of the original cast, such as Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker), and others return in this documentary to talk about their experiences with bullying and filming the show. Professionals who deal with sexual assault and bullying victims talk about how things play out in the show and how you can spot the signs of victims, but how you can also say the wrong thing or completely miss the signs. Executive producers Selena Gomez and Mandy Teefey, Gomez's mother, talk about their motives for creating the show and why the show is special to Gomez in particular. Jay Asher is featured in the documentary as well, talking about his experiences with the cast and crew in making the show.


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Cast and Crew

Order of Appearance



It's definitely a generational thing, because my whole middle school and high school when we got home, all we would do is hop on, either it was Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. So that's our whole world, is our school and then social media. So that's why when you're being cyberbullied, you're being attacked by so many people, who are hiding behind, you know, a computer screen.
— Alisha Boe (on cyberbullying)

Adults don't realize how much cyber bullying is hurtful, because it didn't exist when people my age were younger. And cyberbullying doesn't end when the school bell rings.
— Dr. Hu (on cyberbullying and adults)

Once something is online, it's just there, and a picture can say a million different things. And people come up and conjure up their own story, or what they think is right. And it affects you, it hurts you.
— Selena Gomez (on Photographic Cyberbullying)

Suddenly you can feel so terribly alone, and because of their interaction and because they're so engaged, and tethered to their devices, there actually is no safe space.
— Alexis Jones (on cyberbullying)

The adults tend to trivialize what for teenagers and young adults is not trivial. Teenage brains don't work the way adult brains work. You know? Trauma and pain? Feel like they're going to last forever. And I think that we forget that sometimes.
— Brian Yorkey (on the downplay of cyberbullying from adults)

Hopefully sharing these stories can help parents pay attention to things that may be small to them, but, could be rocking the world of their kid.
— Mandy Teefey (on 13 Reasons Why)

In high school your reputation is everything. And she (Hannah) stopped being a human being to all those guys and became a "thing".
— Brian Yorkey


The topic of slut shaming, like what happened with Hannah, we're in a place where, on the one hand, girls feel incredible pressure to be rated on being attractive, to be popular, to be good-looking, to look perfect o Instagram. And yet if it goes just a touch too far somehow, now you're a slut, nobody likes you, you're not worthy of being a "real" girlfriend.
— Dr. Helen Hsu (on Slut-Shaming)

Somehow all those things get mixed up, especially for girls and women. And for a girl who's just developing her identity, and just developing into her body, and just learning about sexuality and relationships, it's a lot of hurdles to navigate.
— Dr. Helen Hsu

I think the hard thing about the minute that a girl in this context is labeled a slut is because it's just a snowball effect. Because it gives people permission to continue to treat her as though she's a sexual object instead of a human being.
— Alexis Jones

Growing up and going through high school, is when you're meant to be learning about who you are. And maybe having your first sexual experience(s); having your first boyfriend or girlfriend and trying to figure that out. And this huge culture of slut-shaming affects her, ultimately.
— Katherine Langford


  • ProtectHer is a locker room program educating male athletes on the importance of respecting women, founded by Alexis Jones, who appears in Beyond the Reasons, talking about cyberbullying and bullying in general.





13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons