Alanis Morissette Slams New 'Jagged Little Pill' Documentary & Filmmakers' 'Salacious Agenda'

15 September 2021 | 9:49 am | Staff Writer

"This was not the story I agreed to tell."

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Alanis Morissette has condemned an upcoming documentary centring around the making of her iconic Jagged Little Pill album

In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, Morissette has said that she was "lulled into a false sense of security" about the filmmaker's intentions and will no longer be participating in upcoming events in promotion of the Jagged documentary. 

"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)," said Morissette in the 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. 

"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 out there over the years, this one includes implications and facts that are simply not true. 

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"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."

The documentary is part of HBO's recent Music Box series, created by Bill Simmons, which explores "pivotal moments in the music world". 

The series kicked off earlier this year with the release of the Woodstock 99: Peace, Love & Rage documentary, and will continue with films about rapper DMX, instrumentalist Kenny G, hip hop artist Juice WRLD, and Bee Gees manager and producer Robert Stigwood throughout the remainder of 2021. 

HBO has not publicly responded to Morissette's statement at this time.