Hulu’s Pam & Tommy biopic is under intense criticism from fans, who are accusing the show’s creators of “profiting off” women’s trauma in the name of entertainment.
The miniseries, which premieres on Feb. 2, is set to retell the story of history’s first-ever viral video: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s infamous sex tape.
Lily James and Sebastian Stan will portray Pamela and Tommy as the show revisits the couple’s whirlwind romance, first documenting their wedding before the nonconsensual distribution of their sex tape, which was stolen from a locked safe in their home by an electrician who had been working on their property in 1995.
However, while the show entirely hinges on the exploitation of Pam and Tommy, it appears that neither were involved in the creation of the project.
Brand-new reports allege that Pam & Tommy was greenlit without Pamela’s approval and maintain that she “had no involvement whatsoever” in the show’s production.
Ahead of the biopic’s highly anticipated premiere, a source close to Pamela told Entertainment Tonight that she is finding the retelling of her trauma incredibly “painful.”
“The upcoming Pam & Tommy Hulu series has been very painful for Pamela Anderson and for anyone that loves her,” the source said. “It is shocking that this series is allowed to happen without her approval.”
The insider went on to say that Pamela still feels “violated” by the burglary that led to the tape being stolen and added that the rollout of the new show is uprooting a lot of painful memories.
“Pamela has no regrets about her life, but the only thing she would probably erase is this burglary,” the source said. “She feels so violated to this day. It brings back a very painful time for her.”