The 1997 movie "Selena," starring Jennifer Lopez as the late Queen of Tejano Music, is a classic. It's one of those movies that totally sucks you in whenever you come across it while channel surfing, and requires you settle in and watch the whole thing.
Which is exactly what happened to the musician Chris Perez on Monday night. This wouldn't be newsworthy except for the fact that Chris Perez was Selena's husband, and as he revealed in a Facebook post, he had NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE before he decided to watch it on a whim.
The best part? Chris decided to post his reactions live to Facebook. After about half an hour it was clear that seeing Selena's story on screen was emotionally intense for him.
Luckily Chris was able to keep watching and deliver inside info to fans about the real life events portrayed in the movie, including Selena's love for pizza, her reaction to him trashing a hotel room, and oh yeah, that endlessly quotable bumper scene...
Chris turned the movie off before the end for obvious reasons (Selena was murdered by her friend and fan club president Yolanda Saldivar), but he took a moment to praise Jennifer Lopez's portrayal of his late wife.