Pamela Anderson Wants A Public Apology From Producers Of ‘Pam & Tommy’
Pamela Anderson refuses to watch the Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy based on a period of her marriage with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee during which their eight-minute-long sex tape was stolen from their home and distributed across the internet.
It has become the most famous sex tape of all time – grossing over $77 million and becoming the first ever viral video of the newly born internet era.
“I refuse to watch it,” Anderson said firmly in an interview with Variety.
The miniseries has received widespread critical acclaim and ten Emmy Award nominations.
Lily James and Sebastian Stan, who star as Pam and Tommy in the series, have earned praise for their performances.
The accuracy of the series is questionable because it was produced and filmed without Anderson’s and Lee’s consent or input.
The show’s creator, Robert Siegel, reportedly reached out to Anderson about the show’s production but did not receive a response from the Baywatch star. The series portrays her in a sympathetic light and works to reframe the public perception of Anderson, although its release has opened up old wounds for Anderson personally.
Anderson called the production crew behind the series, including executive producer and star Seth Rogan, “a–holes,” and pointed out that the show threw “salt on the wound.”
“You still owe me a public apology,” she said to the crew in her interview with Variety late last week.
However, she has nothing against James, the actress who played her in Pam & Tommy. Anderson even invited James to the premiere of her Netflix show Pamela, A Love Story, which became available on Netflix on January 31.
“I think it’s hard to play somebody when you don’t know the whole picture,” Anderson said. “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.”
James had also sent Anderson a letter asking her to meet, stating that she wanted to honor her. Anderson said she never personally read the letter. “It was already hurtful enough the first time,” she told The New York Times.
Anderson added that her ex-husband Lee sent her a note, telling her “don’t let this hurt you like it did the first time,” because he had heard through their kids that Anderson felt she was struggling with discussing the situation in 1995 all over again.
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