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Alanis Morissette hits out at new HBO documentary Jagged

By | Published on Wednesday 15 September 2021

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette has hit out at a new HBO documentary about her career in music, and especially the release of her 1995 debut album ‘Jagged Little Pill’.

As the documentary, called ‘Jagged’, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Morissette, who was interviewed for the film, said in a statement: “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”.

She went on: “This is when I knew our visions were in fact painfully diverged. This was not the story I agreed to tell. I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted”.

“Not unlike many ‘stories’ and unauthorised biographies out there over the years, this one includes implications and facts that are simply not true”, she added. “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”.

Prior to Morissette’s statement, the film’s director Alison Klayman said that while the musician wasn’t attending her documentary’s premiere, she hoped that she might appear at a future event linked to the project.