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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.

Synopsis

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.

Plot

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Cast and Crew

Order of Appearance

Quotes

Cyberbullying

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

Slut-Shaming

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

Trivia

  • 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.

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13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons is a hour long documentary for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. It also features members of the original 13 Reasons Why cast alongside the new cast members and crew talking about the topics in the show and their experiences filming the show. Unlike the first Beyond the Reasons, the mini-documentary is set up as interviews with cast and crew on a couch with Elaine Welteroth (Editor in Chief - Teen Vogue) hosting.

Synopsis

The cast and crew of the second season of 13 Reasons Why sit down to talk about suicide, sexual assault, abuse, drug addiction, gun violence, they are joined by activists of the topics. Dylan talks about what made Clay intervene with Tylers school shooting plan, Dr. Rebecca Hedrick talks about gun violence, and joins Brian Yorkey on talking about male sexual assault, Brian also talks about why they shot Tylers rape scene in such graphic detail. Nic Sheff, a recovering drug addict and crew member, talks about Justin's addiction to drugs and how he helped Brandon portray being a recovering addict. Christian talks about why Tony helps Clay help Tyler and speaks on portraying a gay man of colour without the stereotypes. Alisha, Justin, Alexis Jones, Anne and Brandon talk about rape culture. Kate, Suzanne Timms and Dr. Helen Hsu talk about suicide and suicide prevention.

Plot

To be added

Cast and Crew

Order of Appearance

Activists

  • Alexis Jones
  • Suzanne Timms (Suicide Prevention Advocate)


Quotes

Sexual Assault

It’s important to remind ourselves that most crimes of sexual assault are not sex crimes; they’re crimes of violence.
— Brian Yorkey
We've found that this kind of thing happens in high schools across America, particularly with athletes violating other students with mop handles and pool cues and — almost at epidemic levels. It's not something that's reported often, male on male sexual assault is ridiculously under reported. Men don't like to talk about it.
— Brian Yorkey
Tyler's a victim of sexual assault, and I think that in many ways, it's even harder for a young man who's been violated in that way, to admit it.
— Brain Yorkey
At the point that Tyler's Mom comes in and asks him how his day was, he doesn't have the slightest ability to begin to tell her what's really wrong, that doesn't even seem like an option for him.
— Brian Yorkey
There's a statistic that one in six men have been sexually assaulted, and there's a really great website 1in6.org that has a lot of resources for male victims.
— Dr. Rebecca Hedrick
I think it's much harder for male victims because, as Brian was saying, it's just-- it's a lot more difficult for boys and men to talk about being the victim because they have the same shame and guilt and fear, that women and girls have, who are victims, but it also brings into question their own sense of masculinity and manhood, and they're supposed to be strong protectors and it makes them question everything.
— Dr. Rebecca Hedrick

Suicide

TBA

Gun Violence

Clay sees a lot of himself in Tyler and vice versa. Because, I think they both feel like the world is out to get them, that, they both can't find happiness and I think that he does understand the pain that Tyler would be going through, I think is why he immediately tries to jump into action.
— Dylan Minnette on Clay stopping Tyler.
Tony is made up of- Certainly a part of his personality is this moral sense of justice. And he finds in Clay, someone who has, possibly, a greater sense of justice and a greater sense of morality and someone who is willing to act on it. Tony is quick to jump to action, simply because, Clay asks. And it's the right thing to do.
— Christian Navarro on Tony helping Clay help Tyler.
I think the question of whether or not we should portray guns at all is a worthwhile question to talk about. And to me, it also goes back to the question of, well, not portraying it doesn't make it go away. And not telling the story, doesn't mean that it's not happening in society. It just means that we're not talking about it.
— Brian Yorkey
Teenagers are emotional and impulsive, and that's not a very good combination to have for somebody holding a weapon that's that, um (sic) easily leads to death.
— Dr. Rebecca Hedrick

Trivia

  • Katherine Langford and Brandon Flynn weren't able to sit on the couch and talk so they appear via video.

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