‘This was not the story I agreed to tell’: Why Alanis Morissette refuses to attend premiere of new doc ‘Jagged’

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Alanis Morissette refused to attend Tuesday night’s world premiere of the new documentary “Jagged”, which explores the making of the 1995 mega-hit album “Jagged Little Pill”, stating that “this was not the story I was told”. I agreed to tell.”

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Director Alison Kellman’s film, The One Who Leaning Toronto Film Festival and airs November 19 on HBO and HBO Max, also chronicling Morissette’s early years in the music industry. In the film, the singer is accused of being a victim of sexual misconduct When she was a pop star at 15.

In a statement to USA Today, Morissette says that she has “chosen not to attend any events around this film” as she is currently on a world tour But at the same time, “not unlike many ‘stories’ and unauthorized biographies, (‘Jagged’) contains implications and facts that are not quite true. There are some elements of beauty and accuracy to this/my story though. Sure — I will ultimately not support a reductive take on someone else’s story that is too subtle for them to ever understand or tell.”


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Morissette says that she “agreed to participate” in a film celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” and was interviewed by Kellman during “a very vulnerable time” while she was playing Joe. Says she was the third postpartum depression during the lockdown.

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“I was framed in a false sense of security and his larger agenda became clear soon after watching the first cut of the film,” Morissette said in her statement. “This is when I knew our vision had really fallen apart. This was not the story I had agreed to tell. I am now here to experience the full impact of trusting someone I love.” I’m the one who didn’t believe.”

USA Today has contacted the film’s producers and HBO for comment.

In “Jagged”, Morissette talks about sexual misconduct, which she says happened when she was a teenager, and how it “took therapy for years, even to admit that my There was harassment on my part. I’d always say, ‘You know, I was consenting…’ and then I’d be reminded like, ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15′ Huh.’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. They’re all statutory rape.’ “

And even in the film, Morissette said she told “some people” about the events but “it fell a bit on deaf ears. It’s usually a stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room” moment. Will happen.”

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Alanis Morissette performs at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on March 04, 2020 in London, England.

Morissette states in the film that she did not share “specific information” about her experience as a teenager in order to protect her family, herself and “future partners”.

“A lot of people say, ‘Why did that woman wait 30 years?’ I’m like, (Active) off, they didn’t wait 30 years,” Morissette says. “No one was listening or their livelihoods were threatened or their families were threatened. So yeah, the whole thing ‘women wait. Why do’? Women don’t wait – the culture doesn’t listen.”

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