Hulu Is Making a Series About Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s Infamous Sex Tape

There are often many well-known problems and relationships, all in the public eye. That could not be more true than for Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee during their 1990s marriage. And now, fans will find their relationship reshaping again.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Grand Hard Rock Opening Party & Casino Las Vegas hosted by Peter Morton at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA |  S. Granitz / WireImage
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Grand Hard Rock Opening Party & Casino Las Vegas hosted by Peter Morton at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA | S. Granitz / WireImage

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee married very quickly

By the mid-1990s, Pamela Anderson had earned a reputation as a star on the popular TV show Baywatch. Meanwhile, rocker Tommy Lee was at the height of his success as the drummer of his band Mötley Crüe.

In February 1995, Anderson and Lee married after getting to know each other for just four days. They tied the knot on a beach, with the bride wearing a bikini.

Anderson and Lee had two sons together during their three-year marriage. During their turbulent marriage, Lee was arrested for abusive abuse physical assault on Anderson and was sentenced to six months in prison. The couple divorced in 1998.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Rokbar Hollywood Grand Rokbar Opening Party in Hollywood, California, USA |  J. Sciulli / WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Rokbar Hollywood Grand Rokbar Opening Party in Hollywood, California, USA | J. Sciulli / WireImage)

The Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape was never intended for release

On their honeymoon, they would film a special video together on a boat. Later that year, someone broke into their home and stole the same copy of the sex tape, threatening to release the video to the media.

Anderson rejected the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group, founded by Seth Warshavsky. The Lees eventually signed a confidential settlement agreement with IEG that allowed them to distribute the tape.

After the couple and the adult video company entered into their agreement, IEG began re-issuing the tape to subscribers on their websites. It broke the internet before it broke the internet into something, because the traffic on their sites was tripled after the video was released.

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson during the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson - Exhibit at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, USA |  Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson during the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson – Exhibit at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, USA | Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

Hulu is creating new miniseries about sex tape

Now, the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee saga is getting a new lease of life. Deadline it was first reported in December 2020 that Hulu had given the green light to an eight-episode limited series about Lee and Anderson’s relationship, entitled Pam & Tommy.

British actress Lily will play James Anderson, and Sebastian Stan will play Lee. Seth Rogen is also slated to appear in the series as the man who stole their sex tape. Both Lee and Anderson are not involved in the series, but they are aware that he is doing it. The series damages their relationship, from their romance and wedding in 1995, the ensuing sex tape scandal, and the incredible three-year marriage.

Craig Gillespie, the director behind it I am, Tonya, directing the project, while The founder writer Rob Siegel writes the series. Pam & Tommy ready for filming in spring 2021.

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