For nearly three decades, Alanis Morissette has entertained listeners everywhere with her music as well as her acting career. 25 years after the release of his groundbreaking album jagged Little Pill In 1996, Morrissette looks back on the album and that time in her life in a new HBO documentary, jagged. But don’t expect Morissette’s blessing on the film.
Alanis Morissette Films a New HBO Documentary, ‘Jagged’
jagged Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021 and is scheduled to release on HBO on November 19. The film is directed by Alison Kellman, best known for her documentaries on artist Ai Weiwei and former White House man Steve Bannon. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry And ledge.
The film follows Morissette’s life, from his early days as a musician in Canada to a worldwide superstar, thanks to his seminal 1995 album jagged Little Pill. Morrissette gave interviews for the production, giving viewers her real-life experiences to learn from.
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Prior to the film’s release at TIFF, however, Morissette issued a statement blasting the film and acknowledging that it did not carry her seal of approval.
“I agreed to participate in an excerpt about the celebration of jagged Little Pill25th anniversary, and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the middle of my third postpartum depression during the lockdown),” she said. “I was implicated in a false sense of security and their forceful agenda became clear soon after watching the first cut of the film. It was only then that I knew our perspectives had really diverged painfully.”
“This was not the story I agreed to tell,” she continued. “I’m here now experiencing the full effects of trusting someone who can’t be trusted.”
She said that she will not support the film in any way. “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,” she said. “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.” subtle.”
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‘Jagged Little Pill’ is still a big part of Alanis Morissette’s career
While Morissette’s rejection of the film is certainly disappointing for his fans, the legacy of jagged Little Pill lives on. Morissette began work on a new musical based on songs from the album in 2013, and the musical opened on Broadway in 2019.
Prior to the closure of Broadway due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, jagged Little Pill Was one of the newest shows on the Great White Way. It has been nominated for 15 awards at the 2021 Tony Awards – the most at the ceremony.