Pam & Tommy has 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. On Wednesday, March 2, 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.”
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According to an announcement on Netflix's social media handles, the film "has been in the making for several years" and "will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and her personal journey."
Pamela Anderson is ready to tell her story in a new documentary.The film, which has been in the making for several years, will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and her personal journey. pic.twitter.com/vSNvsQPE48March 2, 2022
According to Variety (opens in new tab), Anderson's son Brandon Thomas Lee—whom, along with younger son Dylan Jagger Lee, she shares with rocker ex-husband Tommy Lee—will serve as a producer on the doc.
The yet-to-be-titled flick is directed by Ryan White (The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) and will reportedly include exclusive access to Anderson, including her personal journals. Anderson has previously been forthright about her life, career and relationships, penning three memoirs: Pandemonium (1997), Star Struck (2005), and Raw (2015).
The Netflix documentary is still awaiting an official release date. Meanwhile, the final episode of Pam & Tommy will air on Hulu on Wednesday, March 9.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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