TORONTO – Alanis Morissette has dramatically washed her hands from “Jagged”, a new documentary about her life that premiered Tuesday at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
“I agreed to take part in the 25th anniversary celebration of ‘Juggled Little Pill,’ and was interviewed at the most vulnerable time (during my third postpartum depression during Lockdown),” said the Canadian singer before her debut screening at TIFF
“I got in the wrong sense of security and their agenda became clear when I saw the first cut of the film. It was when I learned that our perspectives were painfully different.
Morissette, who did not attend the premiere at the Princess of Wales Theater, said, “I do not ultimately support the perception of someone else or the delicate story that cannot be told.”
Strangely, “You Oughta Know” performers often take objection – just minutes from the documentary – in her words About using sex From unnamed figures in the music industry when she was a teenager. The film is otherwise excitement and harmless.
“At one level, I thought it was a dream come true,” says the 47-year-old Morissette in her image of growing fame. “It is [the] Catalyst, the beginning of the life of my dreams. And on the other side of that, where’s my protection? Where is everyone? “
Morissette recalls her painful memories of “Jagged” when she was 15, before she released her original album, “Jagged Little Pill.”
“When I was 15 – then I really started hitting,” he says. Thirteen is a little scary. Thirteen is a little scary, but he still knows you. Fourteen is less scary, but still frightening.
At the time, the age of consent in Canada was 14. However, the singer suggests that the perpetrators were elderly men who had professional companionship and, therefore, a position of power over her.
“I thought it was my fault, because with every person I work with, there will be some diversion of the camera going into the Dutch angle,” he says, referring to the camera technique that upset viewers. “And I waited for it.
“It could end the relationship, or it could be some big secret that we keep forever.”
As the documentary directed by Alison Clayman delves deeper into her #MeToo stories, Morissette tells the director, “I need some help because I will never talk about this s – – t.”
“There was a lot of shame in having any kind of victim,” he says. “And it took years of therapy for me to accept that there was any kind of victim on my side. I was always saying, ‘I was consenting,’ and then I was like, ‘Hey, you were 15. You don’t agree with 15.’ “
But today the recording artist has a clear vision of what happened: “Now I do, they’re all pedophiles. All legitimate rape.
“As a teenager, I would not say anything specific about my experience with the desire to protect my parents.
Morissette did not condemn the entire documentary, however, it did include her early life, Siege of Alternative Rock, her quick chart success, and her band structure.
“There are certain aspects of beauty and accuracy in this / my story,” he said.
Clayman Said deadline, “It’s really hard to watch a movie made about you.
“I think she’s incredibly brave, and the response was really when she saw it – she could feel all the work, all the nuances of it. And again, she gave her a lot of time and effort to do this, and I think the film really speaks for itself.
“Jagged” airs on HBO November 19