Bare everything. Pamela Anderson opened up about her childhood, marriage and career in her Netflix documentary. Pamela, A Love Storyand new memoirs, Dear Pamela.
the Baywatch Alum, 55, announced both projects after Hulu premiered Pam & Tommy Miniseries that focused on her marriage tommy lee and the theft of the former couple’s sex tape in 1995.
“My Life: A Thousand Imperfections, A Million Misperceptions,” Anderson said in March 2022 after announcing the film. “Crazy, wild and lost. Nothing to live up to – I can only surprise you. Not a victim but a survivor. And alive to tell the real story.”
Seven months later, the former handyman star announced her latest book. “It feels like a kind of miracle – retracing the painful steps of my youth,” she wrote on Instagram in October 2022. “I repainted scenes in detail, whether it was my childhood or the Playboy Mansion. Just a girl’s messy life. … The book is [an] crude attempt. I didn’t have a cowriter. My life – as a mother, as an activist and as an actress. I am so proud of this book.”
Ahead of the release of the film and book on Tuesday, Jan. 31, an insider said exclusively Us weekly the Pam & Tommy was one of the reasons Anderson decided to share her version of events. “She hated how sensational the story was and wanted to be able to tell hers from the start,” the source explained. “[She] did not want to consult with someone who writes her life for her. She wanted to start over.”
While promoting her new projects, the Barbed Wire Actress revealed she wasn’t watching Pam & Tommy and has no plans to do so in the future. She also noted that she never read any letter sent to her by LilyJameswho played the former Playboy model on the series.
“I think it’s hard to play someone if you don’t have the whole picture,” Anderson said diversity earlier this month. “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.”
In both the memoir and the documentary, Anderson made it clear that the sextape incident is something she cannot talk about lightly. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. It’s still a huge cause of pain for all of us,” she wrote. “It ruined lives, starting with our relationship – and it’s unforgivable that people to this day believe they could benefit from such a horrific experience, let alone a crime.”
Keep scrolling for the biggest revelations from Pamela, A Love Story and Dear Pamela: