Pamela Anderson
NEW YORK – SEPT 1999: Pamela Anderson poses for a picture with husband Tommy Lee on September 9, 1999 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. Anderson got her start as a Playboy Playmate before moving on to Labatt’s commercials, a part in Home Improvement, before starring in Baywatch. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)

Upon release the ethics surrounding Pam & Tommy – a Hulu series documenting the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape scandal – was put into question. Close friend Courtney Love slammed the series claiming it had caused “complex trauma” and while Anderson had remained largely silent on the matter her upcoming tell-all documentary Pamela, a love storyhas confirmed it stirred up nightmares for the Baywatch alum.

Per a report from Entertainment TonightAnderson says in the film that it “really gives me nightmares” adding, “I have no desire to watch it. I never watched the tape, I’m never going to watch this.”

Prior to the documentary releasing on Netflix from January 31, Anderson appeared in an interview with The GuardianWhile she has strongly criticised the film, the actress admits she can’t fault Lily James who portrayed her convincingly in the Hulu series.

Actress Lily James as Pamela Anderson for the Hulu limited series Pam & Tommy

“It’s not her fault, it’s a job,” Anderson recently told the publication. “But whoever created it—well, it just feels like something else stolen.”

The 55-year-old added that she found it a “joke” that the Mamma Mia star had been nominated for an Emmy. James was nominated in 2022 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. She missed out on the trophy with Amanda Seyfried honoured for her own incredible transformation in The Dropout. 

Directed by Ryan White and co-produced by Anderson’s son with whom she shares with ex Tommy Lee, Brandon Lee, the forthcoming documentary has been several years in the making. According to a statement via Netflix, it “will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and her personal journey.”

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