Hulu series Pam & Tommy has attracted plenty of gossip in recent weeks after a first look at Lily James’ incredible transformation into Pamela Anderson. New paparazzi images flooded the internet this weekend when James’ stepped out in the iconic Bay Watch red bathing suit. But not everyone is in quite the same hysterics. Long-time friend of Anderson, Courtney Love, has instead slammed the forthcoming project by claiming it has caused “complex trauma”.
According to the singer, it was revealed the production asked permission from Love to use an image for the series. She refused. Taking to Facebook the 56-year-old said, “I find this so f**king outrageous.” She noted the sex tape of Tommy Lee and Anderson which was stolen and released in 1995.
“Myself, @pattyschemel [and] @xmadmx were making a record. And the lone women in many recording studios in [L.A.] Where all / ALL! The staff engineers / producers / owners / were watching the sex tape with huge [schadenfreude] . . Guffaws ,” Love wrote. “It was disgusting . I banned anyone discussing it. . It destroyed my friend Pamelas life . Utterly .”
Love continued, “Last week I was asked to approve using a rolling stone cover of mine / shot by mark seliger in this piece of shit . That they had approved . I said “ fuck no . “ shocked . Gentleman don’t approve this sort of thing . My heart goes out to Pammy ♥️♥️further causing her complex trauma . And shame on lily James whoever the fuck she is . #vile.”
The limited series will also star Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Pepi Sonuga and Taylor Schilling. It is slated to follow the story of Anderson and Lee’s whirlwind relationship which begun with the couple marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995. A release date is not yet known.
The outrage felt by Love is reminiscent to the backlash received by Ridley Scott’s forthcoming biopic, House of Gucci. Adam Driver and Lady Gaga will front Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani but the original Gucci family have said they are “truly disappointed” by the new film.
“They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system…Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything, but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”