Pam and Tommy on Film

Mick and Bianca Jagger, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Sonny and Cher, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, Kurt and Courtney… and Pam and Tommy.

They were glamorous and wild and a little dangerous and went into marriage and divorce with all kinds of strife (including Tommy’s domestic violence convictions and a custody battle over their two sons).

Before Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian harnessed the power of the sex tape, Pam and Tommy did it first (and all over a boat) in 1995 when an intimate home video taken on their honeymoon was stolen and sold, which led a legal battle with the Lees settling privately (and, presumably, securing years of royalties).

A new Hulu series led by Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Productions is in development with Lily James as Pamela Anderson, Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee, and Seth as the man who secured the tape (I actually don’t know the specifics of that story and am looking forward to seeing it play out).

I’m especially interested in Pam’s story because her image was always highly sexualized and then, to be exposed like that (without consent) is something that still happens to celebrities all the time today (like with leaked nude and hacked clouds).

Seth and his writing partner Evan Goldberg have lots to work with for this dark 90s fairy tale: Beauty and Big Dicked Beast.

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