18 of the Biggest Revelations From Pamela Anderson’s Candid Netflix Documentary
Pamela Anderson is finally telling her side of the story in a new candid Netflix documentary. “Pamela, a Love Story,” directed by Ryan White and produced by Anderson’s son, Brandon Thomas Lee, examines the scope of her life. For the first time, the film shares new details about her career, love life, and more, straight from the source – with some help from family, including her sons, Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25.
Netflix bills the documentary – which premiered on Jan. 31, the same day that Anderson released her memoir, “Love, Pamela” – as an “intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells,” also noting that it follows Anderson’s life and career “from small town girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother.” Not only does the documentary highlight her rise to fame as a Playboy model-turned-actor, but it also includes diary entries that reveal the trauma Anderson experienced as a kid. It dives into other headline-grabbing aspects of Anderson’s life, too, including her high-profile relationship with ex-husband Tommy Lee, their sex-tape scandal, the men she’s romanced over the years (which include Mario Van Peebles and Kelly Slater), how Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy” series retraumatized her decades later, and, of course, the constant chatter about her body in the media.
In a recent interview with Insider, White said, “I realized very early that this woman was willing to talk about anything and nothing was off limits.” He added: “The Pamela Anderson I know is very different from the Pamela Anderson in the show. So I think the documentary is going to surprise people.”
Read ahead for all the biggest revelations from “Pamela, a Love Story.”