Just hours earlier than the HBO documentary Jagged was to premiere on the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the movie about her life as “reductive” and “salacious.”
Morissette participated within the movie, directed by Alison Klayman, sitting for prolonged interviews. But in an announcement issued by her publicist, the Canadian musician mentioned she wouldn’t be supporting the movie, named after her breakthrough 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill.
“I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of Jagged Little Pill‘s 25th anniversary, and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the midst of my third postpartum depression during lockdown),” wrote Morissette. “I was lulled into a false sense of security and their salacious agenda became apparent immediately upon my seeing the first cut of the film. This is when I knew our visions were in fact painfully diverged. This was not the story I agreed to tell.”
Morissette did not specify her points with Jagged, which is to premiere Nov. 19 on HBO. But its most delicate materials consists of Morissette discussing sexual encounters when she was 15 that she calls statutory rape. The Washington Post earlier reported on that part of the movie.
“It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part,” Morissette says within the movie. “I would always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded like, ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15.’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.”
Canada’s age of consent is 16 years previous. Morissette does not go into any element on who the encounters have been with.
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Representatives for Klayman did not instantly return requests for remark Tuesday. In an interview with Deadline Hollywood revealed Tuesday, Klayman, whose movies embrace Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and the Steve Bannon documentary Brink, lamented that Morissette would not be there for the premiere.
“It’s a really hard thing, I think, to see a movie made about yourself,” Klayman mentioned. “I think she’s incredibly brave and the reaction when she saw it was that it was a really — she could feel all the work, all the nuance that went into it. And again, she gave so much of her time and so much of her effort into making this and I think that the movie really speaks for itself.”
Morissette is presently on tour and is to carry out in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday.
“I have chosen not to attend any event around this movie for two reasons: one is that [I] am on tour right now. The other is that, not unlike many ‘stories’ and unauthorized biographies out there over the years, this one includes implications and facts that are simply not true,” mentioned Morissette.
“While there is beauty and some elements of accuracy in this/my story to be sure — I ultimately won’t be supporting someone else’s reductive take on a story much too nuanced for them to ever grasp or tell.”