Pamela Anderson felt ‘sick’ when sex tape scandal resurfaced
Pamela Anderson is reclaiming her power.
The “Baywatch” alum, 55, reveals in the official trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary “Pamela: A Love Story” that she felt “sick” when she was recently forced to relive the trauma of her tape scandal sexual relationship of 1996 with ex. -husband Tommy Lee.
“I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive, and now that it’s all coming back up, I feel sick,” Anderson says in the clip, released Tuesday.
“I want to take control of the narrative for the first time.”
Pamela Anderson says she felt “sick” when her 1996 sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee resurfaced in the media.Netflix
In the teaser, the former Playboy friend didn’t go into detail about how and why her sex tape resurfaced. However, in February 2022, Hulu released a miniseries called Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, which became a huge success.
At the time of its release, sources revealed that Anderson would “never” watch the show.
“I know she will never, ever watch this,” an insider told Entertainment Weekly. “Not even years from now. Not even the trailer.”
Lily James and Sebastian Stan were widely praised for their performances as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, respectively, in the Hulu series.©Hulu/Courtesy Everett Collection
A month later, Netflix announced that Anderson’s doc was in the works and shared in a press release why it was important for the star to tell her story.
“Pamela Anderson is ready to tell her story in a new documentary,” the streaming service tweeted.
“The film, which has been several years in the making, will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and personal journey.”
A note from Anderson then read: “My life, a thousand imperfections, a million misperceptions … I can only surprise you – not a victim, but a survivor and alive to tell the true story. “
Anderson and Lee were married from 1995 to 1998 and have two sons. WireImage
In addition to detailing her love story with Lee, 60, and four other ex-husbands, the “Barb Wire” star will also delve into the ups and downs of her career, including her recent Broadway debut in “Chicago”.
“I didn’t feel like I got a lot of respect,” Anderson says in the Netflix trailer. “I had to make a career out of scraps, but I’m not a damsel in distress. I put myself in crazy situations and (laughs) I survived.”
Anderson rose to fame as the star of “Baywatch” in the 90s. Getty Images
She ends by asking, “Why can’t we be the heroes of our own life story?” and then jokes, “Why don’t we do all the interviews naked? There is no mystery here.”
“Pamela, A Love Story” premieres January 31 on Netflix.