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Pamela Anderson breaks silence on Pam & Tommy show in new Netflix documentary saying she 'feels sick'

Joe Harker

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Pamela Anderson breaks silence on Pam & Tommy show in new Netflix documentary saying she 'feels sick'

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Pamela Anderson has spoken out about the show Pam & Tommy in the trailer for her own Netflix documentary Pamela, a love story.

The miniseries starring Lily James as Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan as her ex-husband Tommy Lee covers their romance and the infamous incident surrounding the release of their sex tape.

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The miniseries then follows the court battle against those who made the tape public.

Pam & Tommy received critical acclaim and several awards nominations, but attracted controversy from some friends of Anderson's such as Courtney Love, who said she was 'further causing her complex trauma'.

Love said she was 'shocked' at the show and slammed it as a 'piece of s**t', denying the creators' permission to use one of her Rolling Stone covers in the series.

Pamela Anderson has made a Netflix documentary about her life. Credit: Netflix
Pamela Anderson has made a Netflix documentary about her life. Credit: Netflix
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In the trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary Pamela, a love story, Anderson is heard addressing the issue of the tape and speaking about the recent miniseries made about that part of her life.

In the trailer someone says they 'don't think people consider her the owner of her own image', calling her 'Pamela Anderson, public property'.

She said: "I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive.

"Now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick. I want to take control of the narrative for the first time. I didn’t feel like I had a lot of respect."

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"I had to make a career out of the pieces left. But I’m not the damsel in distress. I put myself in crazy situations and survived them."

This was described as causing a 'painful aftershock of trauma' for the star, with that ending up on screen in the documentary.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan in Pam & Tommy. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Lily James and Sebastian Stan in Pam & Tommy. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
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The crew who made Pam & Tommy said they tried repeatedly to contact Pamela about the miniseries they were making but never heard back, so went ahead and made it without her permission.

Executive producer D.V. DeVincentis said: "We particularly wanted to let Pamela Anderson know that this portrayal was very much a positive thing and that we cared a great deal about her and wanted her to know that the show loves her.

"We didn't get a response, but considering what she's been through and the time that we were reaching out, that was understandable."

Series director Craig Gillespie said Pam & Tommy was a chance to 'look at the story through today's lens' so the audience could see the 'outrageousness and just the atrocities that happened'.

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He said he hoped they had managed to 'change people's point of view on that'.

Pamela, a love story is set to release on Netflix on 31 January.

Topics: Film & TV, Celebrity, Film and TV, Netflix

Joe Harker
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