Pamela Anderson shares her thoughts on ‘Pam & Tommy’
Pamela Anderson swears she hasn’t seen Hulu’s twisted comedy Pam & Tommy for a minute, which is about 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 they created. In an interview with Variety on Jan. 26, Anderson shared her candid thoughts on the show, including Lily James’ portrayal of her, her relationship with James, and what’s on the horizon.
“I remember Tommy writing me a note saying, ‘Don’t get hurt like the first time,’ because he’d heard through the kids that I was kind of struggling with the idea of doing all this yet to bring it up once.” Anderson said. “It was just shocking,” she continued. The miniseries landed thanks Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Craig Gillespie directing and Robert D. Siegel writing the screenplay. Most of the show was reportedly based on a 2014 Rolling Stone article detailing how Anderson and Lee’s band was stolen, but understandably, the two were never officially involved.
“Salt on the wound,” Anderson said in reference to the (very male) crew working on the project. “You still owe me a public apology.” She also criticized the way she and Lee were portrayed on screen. “It just looked like a Halloween Costume for me,” Anderson said, pointing out that the show’s title characters, played by James and Sebastian Stan, were covered in fake tattoos and prosthetics. Despite her disapproval, Anderson promised there was no bad blood. “I have nothing against Lily James. I think she’s a beautiful girl and she just did the job. But the idea of this all happening was just really devastating to me,” she said.
Now that she’s already been forced to relive a chapter of her life she wished she’d forgotten, Anderson has decided to tell the story on her own terms. That’s why she’s releasing her memoir, Love, Pamela, on January 31, as well as her own Netflix documentary, produced by her own son, called Pamela, a Love Story. “My life was way more meaningful than a fluffy hat or a sextape,” Anderson concluded. “There’s more to me than that.”