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 some 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 about the show, including Lily James’s 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 had heard through the kids that I was kind of struggling with the idea of bringing this all up again,” Anderson said. “It was just shocking,” she continued. The miniseries ended up in development thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Craig Gillespie as the director and Robert D. Siegel writing the script. The majority of the show was reportedly based on a 2014 Rolling Stone article that described how Anderson and Lee’s tape was stolen, but understandably, the two were never officially involved.
“Salt on the wound,” Anderson said in reference to the (very male) crew who worked on the project. “You still owe me a public apology.” She also took issue with the way in which she and Lee were depicted on screen. “It just looked like a Halloween costume to me,” Anderson said, pointing to how the show’s titular characters, played by James and Sebastian Stan, were covered in fake tattoos and prosthetics. Still, despite her disapproval, Anderson promised there was no bad blood. “I’ve got nothing against Lily James. I think that she’s a beautiful girl and she was just doing the job. But the idea of the whole thing happening was just really crushing for me,” she said.
Now that she’s already been forced to relive a chapter of her life she would’ve been happy to forget, Anderson has decided to tell the story on her own terms. That’s why, on Jan. 31, she’s publishing her memoir, “Love, Pamela,” as well as releasing her own Netflix documentary titled “Pamela, a Love Story,” which is produced by her own son. “My life has been much more meaningful than a fluffy hat or a sex tape,” Anderson said as a final note. “There’s more to me than that.”