Alanis Morissette has heavily criticised the HBO documentary about her life.
Jagged follows the Canadian singer's rise, tracking her path to the global success of debut album 'Jagged Little Pill'.
Director Alison Klayman steered the film, with Jagged recently making its debut at the Toronto Film Festival.
In a new statement to LA Times, however, Alanis Morissette has heavily criticised the "salacious" and "reductive" view Jagged takes on her life.
She says she was interviewed “during a very vulnerable time” in her life, following her third postpartum depression amid lockdown.
Alanis writes: “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.”
As a result, Alanis Morissette has refused to attend any event for the film, following her belief that there are problematic inaccuracies with the finished product.
She adds: “Not unlike many ‘stories’ and unauthorized biographies out there over the years, this one includes implications and facts that are simply not true. 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.”
Before this statement emerged, directed Alison Klayman spoke to Deadline about the singer's lack of involvement with the promo run.
Klayman said: “Of course I wish Alanis could be there. It was a privilege to make this film and I’m really proud of it. Hopefully there will be other opportunities in the future for her to come to film events.”
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