More than 20 years after she rose to fame thanks to her “Jagged Little Pill” album, Alanis Morissette became the subject of a documentary about her life. However, she is not at all happy with that documentary.
As she sings in one of her most famous songs, “Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”
According to PEOPLE, the now 47-year-old Canadian singer released a statement denouncing the documentary. The upcoming film is titled “Jagged” and will air on HBO.
Alanis Morissette’s critiques of the documentary came to light on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The statement she released on that day accused the filmmakers of allowing her to have a “false sense of security” as she interviewed with them. He also said details included in the film are “facts that are simply not true.” And she also said the film was “salacious.”
Clearly, Alanis Morissette is not happy with the “Jagged” documentary. And she is making her voice heard. In her statement, Morissette said the interview for the documentary took place “during a very vulnerable time” in her life. The interview coincided with what she said was her “third postpartum depression.”
“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,” Morissette also said in the statement.
Alanis Morissette and her husband, Mario “Souleye” Treadway, share three children together. They have a son, Ever Imre, who is 10 years old. Their daughter, Onyx Solace, is 4 years old. And their son, Winter Mercy, is 21 months old.
Alanis Morissette Said ‘Visions’ of ‘Jagged’ Documentary ‘Painfully Diverged’
Morissette also said that the portrayal of her life in the “Jagged” documentary is not what she expected. She also accused the filmmakers of breaking her trust in the statement she also shared.
“This is when I knew our visions were in fact painfully diverged,” Alanis Morissette said. “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.”
Given her anger at the documentary about her life, Morissette has decided to boycott any events related to the project. She gave two reasons for doing so in her statement.
“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,” she also said.
Alanis Morissette also said she felt her life story was “too nuanced” for the filmmakers. She also acknowledged that some parts of the documentary were 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,” the famous singer shared.