Pam & Tommy is the new Hulu series that can be enjoyed through Star, the adult label of Disney+. In it, the scandals of one of the most iconic couples in history are explained in detail. Specifically, it tells the story of how in 1995 a private sex tape of newlyweds Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee was stolen and distributed all over the Internet.
However, although the launch of this series is worthy of a fairy tale, not everything is so pretty. The production saw the light of day without Pamela Anderson’s authorization or consent. The actress has stated on several occasions that at the time she felt violated to know that everyone had paid to have that video. The theft of the tape was a complete nightmare for her, a situation that haunts her to this day and that, now, Disney+ has revived. Anderson has stated that she doesn’t and will never watch the series and doesn’t agree with the release of the series.
In addition to focusing on the life of a stunning Pamela Anderson in the 90’s and a self-centered and excessive Tommy Lee (drummer of Mötley Crüe), the series tells the story of the person who stole the tape. It’s Rand Gauthier, a carpenter who worked at the couple’s house and who, in revenge for a series of problems he had with the drummer, decides to steal the safe from the couple’s mansion.
To his surprise, not only had he stolen all the valuables in the safe, but he had also found the famous sex tape. Gauthier didn’t hesitate to spread it around to get all the money he needed, obviously without the consent of either of the two protagonists of the tape.
To star Pamela and Tommy they needed two good actors who could embody in the best way all the moments lived by the actress and the drummer. In the case of Pamela Anderson, Lily James is in charge of bringing her to life. Known for her roles in Downton Abbey, Cinderella or Mamma Mia, an unrecognizable James, who spent more than three hours in makeup and hairdressing to become Pamela, embodies Anderson in the best possible way. Most critics call her performance spectacular.
On the other hand, Sebastian Stan, known primarily for his role as the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has such a lifelike resemblance to Tommy Lee that it’s scary. The makeup team had to repaint all the tattoos every few days, so Stan spent up to four hours a day in the makeup department.