Alanis Morissette has condemned the documentary “Jagged” about her life story, slamming its “salacious agenda” and saying most of the movie’s particulars are “simply not true.”
Alison Klayman directed “Jagged,” which is making its premiere on the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday. In the documentary, Morissette stated she was raped by a number of males when she was a 15-year-old pop star in Canada. The Washington Post first reported Morissette’s accusations and added that the singer was upset with the movie and wouldn’t be attending its premiere.
In an announcement offered to TheWrap — which you’ll be able to learn in its entirety beneath — Morissette stated she was approached for the movie together with the 25th anniversary of her seminal album “Jagged Little Pill,” however was interviewed throughout a “very vulnerable time.” She additionally stated her imaginative and prescient “painfully diverged” from the filmmakers when she noticed the primary minimize of the film.
“I ultimately won’t be supporting someone else’s reductive take on a story much too nuanced for them to ever grasp or tell,” Morissette wrote.
In the documentary, Morissette didn’t point out any of her alleged abusers by identify, however stated that every time she mentioned it with others within the music trade, it will “fall on deaf ears” and can be a “stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room moment.”
“It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part,” she stated 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.”
The Washington Post famous that Canada’s age of consent is now 16, however was 14 again within the ’90s, when Morissette was a youngster. The regulation additionally states that the age could be greater “when there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency.”
“Jagged” is a part of HBO’s upcoming documentary collection “Music Box,” created by Bill Simmons. The doc collection kicked off with “Woodstock ’99” earlier this yr and in addition consists of the movie “Listening to Kenny G,” which is screening at TIFF. The movie is supposed to debut on HBO later this yr.
Read Morissette’s full assertion to TheWrap beneath. HBO didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
“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). 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. i sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted. 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 on the market over time, this one consists of implications and details which can be merely not true. whereas there may be magnificence and a few parts of accuracy on this/my story to make certain— i in the end gained’t be supporting another person’s reductive tackle a narrative a lot too nuanced for them to ever grasp or inform.”
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