Pamela, A Love Story: Release date and first look trailer for Pamela Anderson’s Netflix series

The Baywatch star, whose tempestuous romance with Tommy Lee was dramatised this year, tells her her own story for the first time in Netflix documentary Pamela, A Love Story.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 10 January 2023 - 3.38pm
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Pamela Anderson is ready to tell her life story in a new Netflix documentary film, Pamela, A Love Story.

The Baywatch actress, who became one of the most recognisable stars on the planet in the ‘90s, was the subject of the TV drama Pam & Tommy in early 2022. However, Anderson didn’t consent to the series and refused to comment on the show, which focused on the traumatic story of how her home movies made with then husband Tommy Lee were stolen and distributed.

This Netflix film will feature Anderson responding to Pam & Tommy and discussing how she felt about having the traumatic experience resurfaced again.

Anderson is making this new film with Emmy-nominated documentarian Ryan White (Good Night, Oppy, The Case Against 8, The Keepers).

Here is everything you need to know about Pamela, A Love Story…

What's new on Netflix this month

Pamela, a love story - First look trailer

Soundtracked by The Cardigans classic pop song Lovefool, Netflix (10 January) has dropped the first look official trailer for Pamela.

Revealing for the first time Anderson's true feelings about the Pam and Tommy TV series, the documentary looks like it will focus on showing a different side to the '90s TV and movie star from the one we saw in front of the camera.

What is the Pamela, A Love Story release date?

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The film Pamela, A Love Story is released on Tuesday, 31 January on Netflix.

Pamela will feature Anderson telling her story for the first time in a new documentary.

In her own words, through personal video and diaries, Pamela Anderson shares the story of her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous stolen tape scandal.

What is Pamela, A Love Story about?

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Netflix describe the film as an "intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells".

The documentary will cover Anderson’s life and career "from small town girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist and doting mother".

Director Ryan White told Vanity Fair: "There's no calculation with how [Anderson] thinks about these types of things. It’s all just about being raw and honest, for better or worse. It made for a really emotional film and I’m really grateful that I got to work with someone like that."

Talking about the exclusive home video footage in the film, White said: "We have this whole archive of Tommy and Pamela falling in love, and I think our film will really humanize them.

"I think they’re often seen as these larger-than-life… maybe even cartoon characters. When you watch this footage of them meeting, it’s really beautiful."

Who is making Pamela, A Love Story?

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The film is being directed by Ryan White and the producers are Jessica Hargrave, Julia Nottingham and Anderson’s eldest son Brandon Thomas Lee.

Anderson told Vanity Fair that it was her son Brandon who convinced her to make the film.

"Brandon can talk me into anything with his sincere heart and a fierceness that only a son could have," she said.

"He wanted to tell my story, authentically and without distortion."

Watch Pamela, A Love Story on 31 January, 2023 on Netflix.