Pamela Anderson swears she hasn’t watched a minute of Hulu’s twisted comedy “Pam & Tommy,” which centers on her leaked sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee. But she still has strong opinions about the Emmy-nominated miniseries and the “assh*les” who created it. In a Jan. 26 interview with Variety, Anderson shared her honest thoughts on the show, including Lily James’ portrayal of her, her relationship with James, and what’s still on the horizon.
“I remember Tommy writing me a note saying, ‘Don’t let this hurt you like it did the first time,’ because he heard from the kids that I was having a little trouble with it. the idea of starting all over again,” Anderson said. “It was just shocking,” she continued. The miniseries ended up developing thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Craig Gillespie directing and Robert D. Siegel writing the screenplay. The majority of the show was reportedly based on a 2014 Rolling Stone article that detailed how Anderson and Lee’s tape was stolen, but understandably the two were never officially involved.
“Salt on the wound,” Anderson said of the (very masculine) team that worked on the project. “You still owe me a public apology.” She also took issue with how she and Lee were portrayed on screen. “It looked like a Halloween costume for me,” Anderson said, pointing out that the show’s main characters, played by James and Sebastian Stan, were covered in fake tattoos and prosthetics. Yet despite his disapproval, Anderson promised he would there was no bad blood.” I have nothing against Lily James. I think she’s a beautiful girl and she just did the job. But the thought of all of this happening was really overwhelming to me,” she said.
Now that she’s already been forced to relive a chapter of her life that she would have been happy to forget, Anderson decided to tell the story on her own terms. That’s why, on January 31, she released her memoir, “Love, Pamela,” as well as her own Netflix documentary titled “Pamela, A Love Story,” which was produced by her own son. “My life has been so much more meaningful than a fluffy hat or a sex tape,” Anderson said as a closing note. “There’s more to me than that.”