Lily James and Sebastian Stan Transform in ‘Pam & Tommy’
Six months after the viral photos of Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee hit the internet, Hulu’s first Pam & Tommy trailer is here. The series explores the fallout after Anderson and Lee’s sex tape was stolen and distributed worldwide. (Married from 1995 to 1998, Anderson and Lee would sue Internet Entertainment Group for releasing the tape without their consent, eventually reaching a confidential settlement.)
Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman also star in the show as the duo who steal and eventually release the infamous sex tape. “It’s so...private,” Offerman’s character says in the trailer via voice-over. “It’s like we’re seeing something we’re not supposed to be seeing, which is kind of what makes it so hot.”
When the footage of Anderson and Lee’s honeymoon tryst begins to spread, it becomes clear which person will receive more criticism in the public eye. “Not a big deal to me? I’m on that tape, same as you,” Stan as Lee says in the trailer. “No, not like me you’re not,” James’s Anderson replies.
Anderson and Lee have not publicly addressed the series, which they are not involved with. However, shortly after Pam & Tommy’s viral photos made the rounds, Courtney Love aired her grievances with the show, claiming that it was “further causing” Anderson “complex trauma.” In a since-deleted Facebook post, Love claimed that production asked her to approve the use of her December 1994 Rolling Stone cover for Pam & Tommy. “I said ‘fuck no.’ shocked,” she wrote.
The series was developed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, written by The Wrestler scribe Rob Siegel, and directed by I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie. The show also costars Taylor Schilling and Andrew Dice Clay. Pam & Tommy hits Hulu on February 2, 2022.
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