Pamela Anderson, the legendary Baywatch and Home Improvement beauty, will soon be the subject of a Netflix documentary. The streaming service provided fans with a unique look into the star’s life by releasing sneak peek pictures on its official Twitter account. A humanizing look at one of Hollywood’s most stunning actresses, including her rise to prominence and subsequent controversies, will be provided by Pamela, a Love Story.
Pamela, a love story — an intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, following the trajectory of @pamelaanderson's life and career — premieres January 31 pic.twitter.com/7w1D3BdvHc
— Netflix (@netflix) December 13, 2022
Ryan White, an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, is directing Pamela, a Love Story, which Jessica Hargrave, Julian Notingham, Pamela Anderson, and her son Brandon Thomas Lee are producing. The documentary has been in the works for a while, and Anderson has personally given White access to hundreds of hours of home footage at the request of her boys with guitarist Tommy Lee. The star’s sons were inspired by the miniseries Pam & Tommy, in which Anderson had no role, and they wanted their mother to tell her tale in her own words.
The cast of Pamela, a love tale only refers to the infamous 1995 video as “the stolen tape” since Pamela Anderson finds it to be such a traumatizing memory. Anderson learned about the made-up Pam & Tommy for Hulu while filming the documentary, and her response was captured on video. The Barb Wire actress opened out about finally talking about the event and telling her side of the tale in a Vanity Fair interview to promote her most recent film.
Pamela Anderson’s explanation for coming forward is that “Nobody knew the truth—even I don’t know 100% of what happened, but I think what is most important is to share my human feelings and how much it hurt and how it undeniably defined me moving forward—in my career and my relationship.” The documentary was started by her kids with Tommy Lee, Dylan and Brandon, who were both sick of watching their mother’s reputation damaged in public. The stories about other people’s mothers just did not fit with what they knew about the frank and giving lady who reared them.
That would explain why Pamela Anderson’s collection of intimate, private images is being shared by Netflix. For once, the model is in charge of her own narrative; she decides with whom, how, and why to share it after all these years. On January 31st, Pamela, a Love Story will premiere exclusively on Netflix. You can watch the trailer below: