“This was not the story I agreed to tell”
Alanis Morissette has criticized the new premiere documentary based on his life, saying it “contains implications and facts that are not true”.
Documentary by Alison Kellman jagged Premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It includes an interview with the singer-songwriter and focuses on his career trajectory, which began at an early age.
In a new statement provided to hay-stalker, Morissette accused the team behind the documentary of having a “fetish agenda” and reiterated that she would not attend the premiere.
“I agreed to participate in an excerpt about the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ‘Jugged Little Pill’, and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the middle of my third postpartum depression during lockdown) ,” He said.
“I was framed in a false sense of security and his forceful agenda became clear soon after watching the first cut of the film. It was then that I knew our perspectives were really painfully detached. This was not the story he was told.” I agreed to tell. I’m here now experiencing the full effects of trusting someone I wasn’t guaranteed to trust.
“I have decided not to attend any events around this film for two reasons: one is that I am on tour right now. The other is that, not unlike the many “stories” and unauthorized biographies over the years, it has Contains implications and facts that are not true.
“While there are some elements of beauty and accuracy in this/my story, to be sure—I will ultimately end up endorsing someone else’s reductive take on someone else’s story, which is too much for them to ever understand or tell.” is subtle.”
Before Morissette’s new statement, director Alison Kellman said She hoped that the singer would eventually adopt the documentary.
“It was a privilege to make this film and I am really proud of it,” she said. “Hopefully there will be other opportunities for him to appear in film shows in the future.”
It was previously reported that Morissette claimed in the documentary that she was raped by five different men when she was 15. Although she did not disclose details of the alleged rapists, Morissette said she had previously told “a few people” about her claims but “it fell on deaf ears”.
“It took me years to accept that there was any kind of harassment on my part,” she reportedly said in the film.
“I’d always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded of ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15’. Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles’ This is all statutory rape’.”