Pam & Tommy already touched on the scandal, but a new Pamela Anderson Netflix documentary has one thing the Hulu series does not: input from the star herself.
While everyone else has been gabbing about the hit mini-series—in particular about Lily James' Pam Anderson transformation to play the '90s icon—the Baywatch actress and Playboy cover model gave neither her support nor consultation to the show, which centers on Anderon's marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and the subsequent criminal sex-tape scandal they found themselves in in the mid-1990s.
Pam Anderson now, however, is being given the chance to tell her own side of the story thanks to a new documentary with Netflix, Pamela, A Love Story. On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the star announced the project on her Instagram, writing: “My life/ A thousand imperfections/ A million misperceptions/ Wicked, wild and lost/ Nothing to live up to /I can only surprise you /Not a victim, but a survivor /And alive to tell the real story.”
Here's everything you need to know about the intimate doc, including its first trailer.
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When is the Pamela Anderson Netflix documentary release date?
You can watch Pamela, A Love Story on Netflix on Tuesday, January 31.
What is the Pamela Anderson Netflix doc about?
"In her own words, through personal video and diaries, Pamela Anderson shares the story of her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal," reads the doc's official synopsis.
According to Variety, Anderson's son Brandon Thomas Lee—whom she shares with rocker ex-husband Tommy Lee, along with younger son Dylan Jagger Lee—will serve as a producer on Pamela, A Love Story, which is directed by Ryan White (The Keepers).
Anderson has previously been forthright about her life, career and relationships, penning three memoirs: Pandemonium (1997), Star Struck (2005), and Raw (2015). She told Tudum of her decision to participate in Pamela, A Love Story: “I was very hesitant, but looking back, I feel empowered."
“I hope that [my story] inspires people to have a great f***ing time and not worry so much," she added.
Watch the 'Pamela, A Love Story' Netflix trailer:
“I’ve blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive, and now that it’s all coming up again. I feel sick,” Anderson narrates in the film's official trailer, which was released by Netflix on Tuesday, January 10. “I want to take control of the narrative for the first time.”
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