Netflix has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Pamela Anderson documentary Pamela, a love story, set to premiere on January 31st. One of the producers was the eldest son of Pamela and her ex-husband Tommy Lee Brandon Lee.
In the opening footage of the video, which features the Cardigans’ 1996 hit Lovefool on the soundtrack, Anderson, 55, says she wants to “take control of storytelling for the first time.”
“I’ve been in and out of crazy situations,” the former Playboy model admits in the trailer.
The film will use a lot of archival materials – from television filming, including from the set of the legendary TV series “Malibu Rescuers”, to personal photographs and diaries of the actress. According to director Ryan White, Pamela gave him “carte blanche to use archival footage” to best tell her story. At the same time, Anderson did not interfere in the final editing.
“She told me, ‘Ask me anything – there are no taboo topics.’ But in terms of editing, she didn’t play any part in it at all. She wasn’t interested in seeing the final cut of the film, because the experience of making something was important to her.” something to stay in this moment,” the director said.
White added that for most of the filming, Anderson chose to shoot without makeup or do it herself, was very laid-back and somehow even cooked dinner for him. The director admitted that Pamela surprised him and “ended up being the opposite of preconceived notions” about her.
“No matter how many times she gets burned, she continues to go through life with this optimistic and romantic free spirit,” White shared.
Anderson announced a documentary project about her life back in March 2022.
“There are a million delusions. Evil, wild and lost. There is nothing to justify. I can only surprise you – I am not a victim, but a survivor, ready to tell the real story,” Pamela said about the film.
Last year also saw the release of a fictional series about the lives of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan.
Pamela Anderson defined a decade. Now she will define herself.
Pamela, a love story premieres January 31. pic.twitter.com/Chi1ofbwNv
— Netflix (@netflix) January 10, 2023