MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee says that he has no problem with “Pam And Tommy”, Hulu‘s upcoming limited series about his and “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson‘s infamous leaked sex tape.
Sebastian Stan and Lily James star in the series as Lee and Anderson, while Seth Rogen also appears as the man who stole the tape, and is producing with his partner Evan Goldberg. The series also stars Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò.
Speaking with ET‘s Rachel Smith at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (September 12), Tommy admitted that he hasn’t seen the photos of 39-year-old Stan portraying him, but he said: “I know Sebastian; he’s playing me. And from what he’s told me, it’s a really beautiful story. I think a lot of people would think that it’s one thing, but it’s really about privacy and how things got crazy then. And there’s different laws now. The story’s actually cool. What actually happened wasn’t, but he told me it’s pretty wild.”
Asked if he is surprised the story is being told now, Tommy said: “Yeah. It’s such a… God, I feel like it was forever ago. But it’s a cool story, and people need to know. I mean, it’s cool. I’m stoked. That’s cool.”
The eight-episode series focuses on the duo’s salacious relationship in the 1990s, including the leak of the private honeymoon video and the legal battle that ensued.
Lee and Anderson are not involved with the series, which is written by Robert Siegel and DV DeVincentis and produced by Annapurna.
Anderson and Lee got married on a beach in Mexico in 1995 after dating for just four days. The couple, who divorced in 1998, share two sons, Brandon, 24, and Dylan, 22.
The sex tape Lee made with Anderson during their 1998 honeymoon ended up finding its way online after being stolen from their home by an electrician. Pamela later sued the distribution company, but ended up settling, and the tape continued to be available online as a result. The tape reportedly made $77 million in less than 12 months.
“I’ve never seen it,” Anderson said on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2015. “I made not one dollar. It was stolen property. We made a deal to stop all the shenanigans. I was seven months pregnant with Dylan and thinking it was affecting the pregnancy with the stress and said, ‘I’m not going to court anymore. I’m not being deposed anymore by these horny, weird lawyer men. I don’t want to talk about my vagina anymore or my public sex — anything.”
Here’s a peek at Pam & Tommy, coming to @Hulu. Based on the true scandal that started it all, featuring Lily James, Sebastian Stan and @SethRogen… ready to rewind? #PamAndTommy pic.twitter.com/4ctdKYEm9F
— Pam & Tommy on Hulu (@pamandtommy) May 7, 2021
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