Pamela Anderson is done letting others speak for her. The Baywatch babe is taking control of the narrative and gearing up to tell her own story in an upcoming Netflix documentary and new book, Love, Pamela.
Available for pre-order now, the memoir will be published by HarperCollins and Dey Street Books on January 31, 2023. “It feels like some kind of miracle — to be retracing the painful steps of my youth,” Anderson shared on Instagram. “I repainted scenes in detail, if it were my childhood or at the Playboy mansion.”
“Just one girl’s messy life,” she continued. “A celebration of imperfections. The book is an unpolished attempt. I had no co-writer. My life — as a mother, as an activist, and as an actress. I am so proud of this book. XO Pamela.”
The personal insight was shared with an image of the new book’s cover. It features a poignant black and white portrait of Anderson staring down the camera with her quintessentially blonde locks thrown up into an effortless bun, shot by photographer Carmelo Redondo. According to an official release, Love, Pamela is a “heartrending, intimate memoir.”
Having vowed to never watch the buzzy Emmy-nominated Hulu mini-series Pam & Tommy, after the show was green-lit without Anderson’s approval or consent, Anderson has decided to speak her truth. In March, Netflix announced a new documentary on Anderson, to be directed by Ryan White.
The film will include exclusive archival interviews and never-before-seen footage, as well as personal journal entries from Anderson. According to Netflix, the still-untitled feature which has been in the works for “several years,” will be “an intimate portrait embedded in the life of Pamela Anderson as she looks back at her professional and personal path and prepares for the next steps on her journey.”
Netflix shared the announcement on Twitter earlier this year and explained that the film will “set the record straight” about misconceptions of the actress’ life. The post also featured an image of a hand-written note from Anderson that read, “My life/ A thousand imperfections/ A million misconceptions/ 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.”
Anderson’s eldest son Brandon Thomas Lee (whom she shares with ex Tommy Lee) joined the production team, which also includes executive producer Josh Braun, Julia Nottingham, Jessica Hargrave, and White.
The actress, activist, and mother of two has been keeping busy this year. She just wrapped a successful eight-week stint as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production, Chicago, and recently starred in the slasher flick 18 & Over alongside Ashley Benson, G-Eazy, Paris Hilton, and Winnie Harlow. She also appeared in Marc Jacobs’ new Fall 2022 Heaven campaign.
We can’t wait to crack open Love, Pamela this January.