Some may say it’s ironic that Alanis Morissette is speaking out about Jagged, a new HBO documentary in which she agreed to participate, but that’s not irony, it’s second thoughts after what she considers betrayal.
Via Los Angeles Times:
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. 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.”
Although Morissette has discussed her experiences with statutory rape in various venues, it’s believed the documentary’s focus on these incidents is what caused her concern.
For those who missed the discussions of her song “Ironic,” most of her song describes coincidence or bad luck.
Irony is the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, as College Humor helpfully pointed out:
Morrissette is not the first celeb to balk after agreeing to a documentary. Lily Tomlin unsuccessfully sued her documentarians over their film chronicling development of her Tony Award-winning Broadway show:
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