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What Pamela Anderson reveals about her life in highly anticipated Netflix documentary

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WARNING: This story contains gory details.

Pamela Anderson finally tells her story in her own words in long-awaited documentary Pamela: Love Storyis released on Netflix on Tuesdays.

Co-produced by Brandon Lee, one of Anderson’s two sons, and directed by Ryan White, the documentary provides a candid look at Anderson’s life, from her childhood to Playboy model to Hollywood vixen. and speak frankly. – Saw home videos and personal diaries.

Audiences are introduced to Anderson, 55, in a way they’ve never seen it before — sitting comfortably and casually in her childhood home in Ladysmith, British Columbia, without makeup in front of the camera. increase.

Here is the big point of this movie.

Anderson’s difficult upbringing

A Canadian-American actress, model, and animal rights advocate, she explains that she was exposed to her parents’ complicated relationship from an early age. , and at times became violent, subjecting Anderson and her brother to domestic abuse.

Sometimes they would leave their father and be on welfare. Anderson says she still remembers the taste of the formula they drank.

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This early exposure to abuse and toxic relationships shaped Anderson’s views on love, relationships, and later her male choices. , causing her to fall into a ditch.

“I don’t blame my parents for how I was raised,” Anderson said in the documentary.

Molested by Babysitter

Anderson claimed in the film that her babysitter repeatedly abused her as a child, describing three or four years of abuse.

“She always told me not to tell my parents. I tried to protect my brother from her. I tried to kill her.”

The babysitter dies in a car accident the next day.

“I was sure I did it.

Claimed to have been raped at age 12

Anderson claims she was raped by a 25-year-old man when she was 12.

Anderson kept this a secret for fear of burdening his family. “I felt it was my fault,” she shared in the documentary.

“My mother used to cry about him all the time. I couldn’t bear to hurt him any more.

Pamela Anderson is shown in scenes from a new Netflix documentary about her life, including a series of never-before-seen home videos and private diary entries. It goes on sale on Tuesday. (netflix)

“I tried to forget it, but it felt like it was tattooed on my forehead. I didn’t want it to be known,” Anderson said, adding that the abuse had made her very shy and self-conscious.

Arriving at her first shoot for Playboy magazine in September 1989, Anderson said she felt as if she had been liberated from her paralyzed shyness at the first snap of the camera.

“I’m sick of all this past that has created this anxiety….it’s like a prison. I have to get out of there,” she wrote to herself.

“It was the first time I felt like I was free from something.”

Woman with blonde hair and white coat standing on the beach in front of ocean waves
In the documentary, the Canadian-American actress, model, and animal rights advocate says her parents’ toxic relationship shaped her views on love, relationships, and later, male choices. I’m here. (netflix)

The series felt like a ‘punch in the stomach’

February 2, 2022, Pam & Tommy, a limited series created for Hulu, professes to detail the story behind the whirlwind romance between Anderson and her rock star husband Tommy Lee, whom she divorced in 1998. Released on Disney+. What they created was stolen, illegally distributed, and became the first instance of her content going viral, changing the course of Anderson’s career forever.

Media was trying to get comments from the former when the series was released baywatch star, People known not to be involved in the projectbut she was silent.

A boy and a blonde woman in gray sweaters and white hats are staring at the TV and watching old VHS tapes
Anderson is pictured with Brandon Lee, one of his two sons with whom he co-produced the documentary. Directed by Ryan White. (netflix)

At the time, Anderson was preparing to step into the spotlight for her Broadway debut. Chicago I was ready to move on and find redemption. She said her series has opened old wounds and brought to the surface memories of her that she had blocked.

Anderson said it felt like a “punch to the stomach” when she found out about the show.

“This feels like when the tape is stolen,” she said. “You are nothing but what the world owns. You belong to the world.”

Anderson said she didn’t want to watch the series as much as she did the tapes.

“Nobody really knows what we were going through at the time,” she said. “They should have had my permission.”

I don’t know who stole the infamous tape

To this day, Anderson has no idea who stole the sex tape that changed the course of her career forever.

The safe containing the tape was stolen during the renovation of the house she shared with Lee.

A man in a black hat and white T-shirt and a woman with long blond hair and sunglasses are smiling in the sun.
Anderson and her husband from 1995 to 1998, rock musician Tommy Lee, went public in Malibu, California in December 2005. The couple made sex when her tape was stolen from her home in 1995 and widely distributed online, changing her course. career. (David Livingston/Getty Images)

“There is damage,” Starr said in the documentary. “Why do you want to do it again?”

Anderson and Lee have refused to make money from their invasion of privacy, which has become what is considered the Internet’s first viral content, all against their will.

“You can’t put a monetary number on the amount of pain and suffering it caused,” she said.

Blonde woman in white t-shirt staring at tv in dark room with fingernails in her mouth
In the documentary, Anderson, 55, appears on camera without makeup, sitting comfortably and casually in her childhood home in Ladysmith, British Columbia. (netflix)

When the tape was released, Anderson felt as if she had become the punchline for every joke, and the image she had begun to build was completely soured.

Now she said she was ready to accept the past and move forward.

“My life is not a tragic story,” she said. “I’m not a victim. I put myself in a crazy situation and survived.”

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