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Pamela Anderson’s sons convinced her to make the upcoming Netflix doc

Pamela, A love story coming to Netflix on January 31. (Photo: Courtesy of Netflix)

Pamela Anderson is ready to tell her own story.

Details about her authorized Netflix documentary, Pamela, A love storyare revealed by Vanity purse. The project, announced in March shortly after Hulu’s biographical series Pam and Tommy, comes out January 31, but it’s been years in the making and features decades of her personal movies and magazines. The doctor arrives on the same day as her memoir Love, Pamela.

Among the things we learned about the film project, led by Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Ryan White (The case against 8), to be…

Her sons convinced her to do it

Brandon and Dylan Lee, who the Baywatch alum, 55, shares with first husband Tommy Lee, encouraged their mother to “tell her story on her own terms” after seeing people tell it for her “in a way that they don’t think is authentic to who she is White said. Brandon, who serves as producer for Pamela: a love story and appearing on camera was crucial in getting Pam to open up. She said VF that her eldest son “can talk me into anything with his sincere heart and a fierceness that only a son can have. He wanted to tell my story, authentically and without distortion.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Dylan Jagger Lee, Pamela Anderson and Brandon Thomas Lee pose backstage during the opening night of her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the musical

Dylan Jagger Lee, left, and Brandon Thomas Lee support Pamela Anderson on opening night of her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on Broadway in April. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

She transferred dozens of home videos and magazines for the project

The Playboy model allowed full access to her personal videos and diaries – documenting her love life, career and her family moments with her sons – without even judging them.

“The infamous stolen tape, which we always very carefully refer to as ‘the stolen tape’ and not ‘sex tape’, was just one of hundreds of hours that [she and Tommy] filmed,” said White, who said the film sees Pam — who was without makeup for her interviews with him — “raw and honest, for better or for worse… From the very beginning, she was like, You can ask me anything. I’ll talk about everything. I will only be honest with you about all this.’”

Pamela, A love story.  (Courtesy of Netflix)

Anderson shares private home videos for Pamela, A love story. (Photo: courtesy of Netflix)

During filming, Pam watched some home movies on camera for the first time, including her wedding to Kid Rock (on board a yacht in St. Tropez) and the early days with Tommy. White said of the footage of Pam and Tommy falling in love, “I think our movie will really humanize them … They are often seen as these larger-than-life … maybe even cartoon characters.” The images of their meeting are actually ‘very beautiful’.

All her ex-husbands are in the doctor

The VIP star married five men: Tommy (1995-1998), Rock (2006-2007), Rick Salomon (2007-2008) and (2014-2015), Jon Peters (2020-2020)​ and Dan Hayhurst (2020- 2022)​ – and they all participate in the project. “All of her husbands are part of her story, so they’re in our movie, including the most recent one,” White said.

1996 file photo of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in 1996. (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

She talks about the stolen sex tape

This documentary has been in the making for several years, and in the process of making it, she learned about the Hulu series about her and Tommy’s stolen tape. White said it created a painful aftershock of trauma that plays out in this new doc, and she uses the film to discuss the impact of the tape being stolen and made public once and for all.

“No one knew the truth – not even I know 100% of what happened, but I think the most important thing is to share my human feelings and how much it hurt and how it undeniably defined me moving forward – in my career and my life.” relationships,” said Pam.

Pamela, A love story.  (Courtesy of Netflix)

Anderson in Pamela, A love story. (Photo: courtesy of Netflix)

Pam is not about to see the doctor

“I haven’t seen the documentary,” she revealed, “and I don’t intend to see it. I’ve given full access to my archives and diaries, and I hope that through full transparency it makes sense to someone.”

Pamela, A love story.  (Courtesy of Netflix)

Anderson in Pamela, A love story. (Photo: courtesy of Netflix)

She is still looking for love, but practiced self-love while making this project

During the making of the film, Pam’s fifth marriage came to an end and this led her to face her relationship history for the project. The filmmaker described Pam as a “hopeless romantic” in search of “true love”, and she agreed, saying “I’m a romantic and romance is tragedy. I believe in fairy tales.”

White said there are “lots of love stories” in the film, but “Ultimately I think the ending of the movie is about her putting more of that love into herself.”

Pamela, A love story.  (Courtesy of Netflix)

Anderson’s fifth marriage came to an end during the making of the film, forcing her to confront her relationship history. (Photo: courtesy of Netflix)

On the same day Pamela, A love story is released, her memoir, published by HarperCollins, will also appear.

“Writing my book was therapy,” Pam said.

In October, Pam told People magazine that the book is about everything she’s been through. “These are all my feelings about my life – no ‘woe is me’, although it was hard at times, I made it through and had to find love in grace and dignity mixed with humour, acceptance and forgiveness,” she said.