Pamela Anderson's Netflix documentary promises to set the record straight.

Pamela Anderson Calls Out Pam & Tommy In Her Netflix Doc Trailer

Pamela, A Love Story is coming so soon.

by Dylan Kickham and Sarah Halle Corey
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At the beginning of 2022, Hulu’s biographical drama Pam & Tommy offered up a bold imagining of the chaos that surrounded Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s whirlwind marriage in the late ‘90s — specifically, their stolen sex tape that became pop culture history. But Anderson herself made it very clear she was not involved in making the show and not at all interested in watching it. Instead, she will be setting the record straight with her own documentary, which was announced by Netflix on March 2, 2022. Here are all the details about Pamela Anderson’s upcoming Netflix documentary Pamela, A Love Story, including when it will premiere and what fans can expect from it.

The Netflix announcement strategically came a week ahead of Pam & Tommy’s season finale, but according to the streamer’s tweet, this documentary was a long time coming. “The film, which has been in the making for several years, will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and her personal journey,” the official Netflix account tweeted, teasing that the authorized doc will clear up misconceptions in other versions of Anderson’s story.

The tweet also included a handwritten note from Anderson about the project: “My life, a thousand imperfections, a million misperceptions, wicked, wild, and lost, nothing to live up to, I can only surprise you – not a victim, but a survivor & alive to tell the real story.”

Though it was not mentioned in the announcement, the documentary clearly seems to take aim at Pam & Tommy. Anderson has not spoken out publicly about the Hulu series, but sources close to the star have confirmed “she’ll never, never watch [it],” and went on to decry the series for airing and recreating moments from the sex tape: “The most damning aspect is that [Pam & Tommy] didn't just tell the story, they recreated moments from the boat.”

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Pamela Anderson’s Netflix Doc Release Date

On Dec. 13, 2022, Netflix revealed the official title and release date for the Pamela Anderson documentary. Pamela, A Love Story will premiere on Jan. 31, 2023.

Pamela Anderson’s Netflix Doc Trailer

The trailer for Pamela, A Love Story wastes no time in calling out Pam & Tommy, without actually mentioning the Hulu series by name. “I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive, and now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick,” Anderson says at the beginning of the trailer, clearly referencing the renewed interest in her past that Pam & Tommy brought about in 2022.

The rest of the trailer highlights how Anderson will finally be telling her story in her own words for the first time, setting the record straight on various moments in her decades-long career.

Pamela Anderson’s Netflix Doc Photos

In addition to the premiere date announcement, Netflix released still images from the documentary as well as never-before-seen photos from Anderson’s past.


Pamela Anderson’s Netflix Doc Updates

Anderson spoke to Netflix’s Tudum about her fears going into the production of the documentary. “I was very hesitant, but looking back, I feel empowered,” she said. “And I hope that [my story] inspires people to have a great f*cking time and not worry so much.”

Pamela: A Love Story premieres on Netflix on Jan. 31, 2023.

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