Pamela Anderson is “ready to tell her story” in her new Netflix documentary Pamela, a love story, but she isn’t quite ready to rewatch the full experience.
The Baywatch actress told Vanity Fair that she doesn’t plan on watching the show. “The documentary I haven’t seen,” said Anderson. “I have no intention of seeing. I gave full access to my archives and diaries, and I hope that through full transparency, it makes sense to somebody.”
The doc, directed by Ryan White (known for The Keepers, Good Night Oppy, and The Case Against 8), is set to land on the streamer on Jan. 31 and will include exclusive archival interviews and never-before-seen footage, as well as personal journal entries from Anderson.
White told the publication that Anderson’s sons, Brandon, 26 (who is helping to produce the project) and Dylan, 24, with whom she shares with her ex-husband, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, encouraged their mother “to tell her story on her own terms. They adore their mother and really hate seeing her story being told by other people in a way that they don’t feel is authentic to who she is. Pamela, by nature, is an incredibly open and honest person. That’s perhaps why Pamela’s gotten burned a lot in her life, but I also think it’s what’s so lovable and infectious about her.”
Pamela, a love story will be released on the same day as her new book, Love, Pamela. Available for pre-order now, the memoir will be published by HarperCollins and Dey Street Books. “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.”
Pamela, a love story will be available to stream on Netflix on Jan. 31.