Pamela Anderson Finds 'Pam & Tommy' Series 'Very Painful,' Source Says
By Miguel A. Melendez
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The upcoming Hulu series, Pam & Tommy, does not have Pamela Anderson's approval, a source tells ET.
The Hulu scripted show, starring Sebastian Stan and Lily James, is being promoted as a series that will show another side of Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape scandal and the emotional turmoil it had on their lives -- but not everyone is on board.
"The upcoming Pam & Tommy Hulu series has been very painful for Pamela Anderson and for anyone that loves her," a source tells ET. "It is shocking that this series is allowed to happen without her approval."
Anderson and Lee's relationship instantly became tabloid fodder, and was amplified after they got married in Mexico after dating for less than a week. A source tells ET that Anderson, who shares sons Brandon and Dylan with Lee, "has no regrets about her life," aside from when her and Lee's personal sex tape was stolen from their home.
"The only thing she would probably erase is this burglary," the source says. "She feels so violated to this day. It brings back a very painful time for her."
In the latest trailer for Pam & Tommy, Rand Gauthier (Seth Rogen), a construction worker that Lee fired, concocts a plan to steal a giant safe out of Anderson and Lee's home. The safe just so happened to store the sex tape the couple made on their honeymoon in 1995. Gauthier then teams up with his friend, Uncle Miltie (Nick Offerman), to try and sell the tape on the Internet. The trailer later cuts to Anderson wearing her trademark red swimsuit while on the set of Baywatch, and thus stumbling upon the show's crew huddled over a TV watching her and Tommy's most intimate moment on tape.
In the trailer, Anderson is in utter shock, while Lee, not so much. He can't figure out why Anderson is hysterical, and it's a sentiment the rock star still shares to this day, according to the source.
"Tommy feels fine about the series coming out and is excited to see it," the source tells ET. "He still doesn't understand how this incident impacts Pamela differently from himself."
While Lee has more than given his stamp of approval to the series (Lee told ET he has no problem with Stan portraying him), the same cannot be said of Anderson, who is in the midst of divorcing her fourth husband. In fact, she appears to have wanted to be so far removed from the project, James' efforts to reach Anderson went unanswered.
"I was really hopeful that she would be involved. I wish it had been different," she told Net-a-Porter's Porter for its cover story. "My sole intention was to take care of the story and to play Pamela authentically."