HBO drops first trailer for Alanis Morissette doc Jagged that the singer blasted as 'salacious'


On Tuesday, HBO dropped the first trailer for its controversial Alanis Morissette documentary Jagged, shortly after the seven-time Grammy winner disowned and blasted it as ‘salacious’ and ‘reductive.’

The nostalgic feature, which premieres on November 18, centers on the 1995 release of the 47-year-old singer’s groundbreaking third studio album Jagged Little Pill.

But its release comes after Alanis claimed she was ‘lulled into a false sense of security’ after being approached by director Alison Klayman while suffering from post-partum depression during lockdown.  

The singer was in the midst of her third post-partum depression when Klayman allegedly encouraged her to reveal she was raped by multiple men at the age of 15 as well as having an eating disorder. 

Disowned: On Tuesday, HBO dropped the first trailer for its Alanis Morissette documentary Jagged, which the seven-time Grammy winner blasted as 'salacious' and 'reductive'

Disowned: On Tuesday, HBO dropped the first trailer for its Alanis Morissette documentary Jagged, which the seven-time Grammy winner blasted as ‘salacious’ and ‘reductive’

‘I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted,’ Alanis said of the 37-year-old filmmaker to The Washington Post on September 14.

‘This is not the story I agreed to tell. 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.’

The singer continued: ‘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.’  

Premiering November 18! The nostalgic rock-doc centers on the release of the Canadian 47-year-old's groundbreaking third studio album Jagged Little Pill in 1995

Premiering November 18! The nostalgic rock-doc centers on the release of the Canadian 47-year-old’s groundbreaking third studio album Jagged Little Pill in 1995

Alanis said in an interview at age 21: 'People would say, "Wow! You're so brave. You're so empowered." I can't write all these songs without obviously having been disempowered'

Alanis said in an interview at age 21: ‘People would say, “Wow! You’re so brave. You’re so empowered.” I can’t write all these songs without obviously having been disempowered’

‘People would say, “Wow! You’re so brave. You’re so empowered,”‘ Alanis said in an interview at age 21. 

‘I can’t write all these songs without obviously having been disempowered.’

Morissette added: ‘It’s too in your face. It’s too emotional. I am that right now and when I’m 34 we won’t get a record like that.’

There’s only a tiny clip of the former child star in the present day speaking about that time and how the patriarchy would immediately try to ‘shut down’ empowered young women.

‘Without even knowing I was doing it, I was carving out my voice,’ Alanis marveled. 

Morissette added: 'It's too in your face. It's too emotional. I am that right now and when I'm 34 we won't get a record like that'

Morissette added: ‘It’s too in your face. It’s too emotional. I am that right now and when I’m 34 we won’t get a record like that’

There's only a tiny clip of the former child star in the present day speaking about that time and how the patriarchy would immediately try to 'shut down' empowered young women

There’s only a tiny clip of the former child star in the present day speaking about that time and how the patriarchy would immediately try to ‘shut down’ empowered young women

‘This is dream come true stuff.’

Morissette’s two-time tour-mate Shirley Manson participated in Jagged, saying: ‘When you are the only woman in a male-dominated environment, it’s very complicated and complex.’

Jagged also invites The Great North actress’ former Dogma director Kevin Smith and former touring drummer Taylor Hawkins to speak about her impact on Generation X and beyond. 

Alanis marveled: 'Without even knowing I was doing it, I was carving out my voice. This is dream come true stuff'

Alanis marveled: ‘Without even knowing I was doing it, I was carving out my voice. This is dream come true stuff’ 

Morissette's two-time tourmate Shirley Manson participated in Jagged, saying: 'When you are the only woman in a male-dominated environment, it's very complicated and complex'

Morissette’s two-time tourmate Shirley Manson participated in Jagged, saying: ‘When you are the only woman in a male-dominated environment, it’s very complicated and complex’

Jagged also lured The Great North actress' former Dogma director Kevin Smith (pictured)

'It went nuclear': Jagged also lured her former touring drummer Taylor Hawkins (pictured) to speak about her impact on Generation X and beyond

‘It went nuclear’: Jagged also lured The Great North actress’ former Dogma director Kevin Smith (L) and former touring drummer Taylor Hawkins (R) to speak about her impact on Generation X and beyond

On Monday, Alanis signed on to executive produce and write original music for ABC’s Relateable, a sitcom inspired by her life co-created by Elizabeth Beckwith and Christopher Moynihan. 

Controversy: Alanis was in the midst of her third postpartum depression during lockdown when Jagged director Alison Klayman got her to reveal she was allegedly raped by multiple men at age 15 as well as having an eating disorder

Controversy: Alanis was in the midst of her third postpartum depression during lockdown when Jagged director Alison Klayman got her to reveal she was allegedly raped by multiple men at age 15 as well as having an eating disorder

Morissette said of the 37-year-old filmmaker on September 14: 'I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted. This is not the story I agreed to tell. 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'

Director Alison Klayman pictured at the TIFF premiere of Jagged on September 14

Morissette said of the 37-year-old filmmaker (R) on September 14: ‘I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted. This is not the story I agreed to tell. 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’

The Reasons I Drink singer continued: '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 Reasons I Drink singer continued: ‘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’

Morissette last made headlines on October 8 for postponing her 58-date world tour due to the challenges of oversea travel with three children during the coronavirus pandemic.

The NoCal resident clearly has her hands full raising three children – son Ever, 10; daughter Onyx, 5; and son Winter, 2 – with husband Mario ‘Souleye’ Treadway.

Alanis originally met the 41-year-old rapper at a meditation gathering in 2009, and they married a year later.

'Super excited!' On Monday, Alanis signed on to executive produce and write original music for ABC's Relateable, a sitcom inspired by her life co-created by Elizabeth Beckwith and Christopher Moynihan

‘Super excited!’ On Monday, Alanis signed on to executive produce and write original music for ABC’s Relateable, a sitcom inspired by her life co-created by Elizabeth Beckwith and Christopher Moynihan

'Stay tuned for the rescheduled dates!' Morissette last made headlines on October 8 for postponing her 58-date world tour due to the challenges of oversea travel with three children during the coronavirus pandemic

‘Stay tuned for the rescheduled dates!’ Morissette last made headlines on October 8 for postponing her 58-date world tour due to the challenges of oversea travel with three children during the coronavirus pandemic

Attachment parents: The NoCal resident clearly has her hands full raising three children - son Ever, 10; daughter Onyx, 5; and son Winter, 2 - with husband Mario 'Souleye' Treadway (pictured June 20)

Attachment parents: The NoCal resident clearly has her hands full raising three children – son Ever, 10; daughter Onyx, 5; and son Winter, 2 – with husband Mario ‘Souleye’ Treadway (pictured June 20)

Morissette currently judges the nine-episode motion-capture singing competition Alter Ego, which airs Wednesdays on Fox.

Meanwhile, the Broadway rock musical based on Jagged Little Pill is currently running at Manhattan’s Broadhurst Theatre after being shut down last year due to COVID-19.

Alanis penned two new tracks – Smiling and Predator – for the show featuring book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody and direction by Tony winner Diane Paulus.

'The Last Night of Head to Heads': Alanis currently judges the nine-episode motion-capture singing competition Alter Ego, which airs Wednesdays on Fox

‘The Last Night of Head to Heads’: Alanis currently judges the nine-episode motion-capture singing competition Alter Ego, which airs Wednesdays on Fox

Featuring two new tracks: The Broadway rock musical based on Jagged Little Pill is currently running at Manhattan's Broadhurst Theatre after being shut down last year due to COVID-19

Featuring two new tracks: The Broadway rock musical based on Jagged Little Pill is currently running at Manhattan’s Broadhurst Theatre after being shut down last year due to COVID-19



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