Without makeup, revealing abuse and rape as a child.
This is how
presents herself at 55 years of age in the documentary
Pamela Anderson: A Love Story
, which Netflix
And today, Tuesday, January 31, another project is also being launched that involves her in the first person: in addition to Ryan White's documentary, produced by Brandon Thomas Lee, his 26-year-old son, his memoirs,
(only US $19.38), in which, it seems, the star is more explicit in written words than in the images shown in the documentary.
Daughter of a gambling and alcoholic father, abused by her nanny for more than 3 years, raped by a 26-year-old man when she was only 12,
cover and centerfolds , Pamela had hardly left the island in Canada when she was called from
Pamela in "Baywatch", and today, 30 years later.
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But today Pamela Anderson is no longer the celebrity she was, and would continue to be if it weren't for the famous sex tape that was released without her consent.
She blames the video explosion of her with Tommy Lee, the first of her five husbands
The documentary is more or less typical in which, being an authorized biography, Anderson is interviewed at her home in Ladysmith, Canada, on the water's edge, along with her two sons, the one named Brandon and Dylan Jagger.
The atmosphere is relaxed, and if there is something that attracts attention it will be a memory of Pamela, generally referring to sexuality.
Natural, without makeup.
This is how the woman she was, in more ways than one, chose to present herself as Marilyn Monroe, in the '80s and '90s.
Intimacies of a not just anyone
Pamela reads her private diaries and shows some images from her home videos - from her entire life;
Not the one with the scandal, because it was stolen, as we learned in the
Pam & Tommy
series , released just a year ago, and to which she rants beautifully-, and the actress, who has been through them all, knows how to be ironic and talk about the power of the media and misogyny.
Everything we knew is there: the accidental discovery of her face in the stands of an American football game, on the stadium screens, the almost immediate call from Playboy, who paid her a first-class ticket from Canada to Los Angeles - she never had gotten on a plane-, her meteoric rise to global celebrity thanks to the
series , her marriage on the beach in Cancun with Tommy Lee, the drummer for Mötley Crüe, after spending only 4 days together.
Pamela shortly before her makeover to become a Playboy bunny.
On more than one occasion in the documentary -which does not last two hours, so she could have said more things- and with reference to the sex video, Pamela repeats that she never won a penny, that they offered her 5 million of the green coin and she and Tommy Lee refused.
The rest is known.
Directed by Ryan White, twice nominated for an Emmy for two documentaries (
The Case Against 8
, in 2014, and
, in 2017), of course there is not much to object to, nor leading questions other than those asked by different television hosts .
from David Letterman to Larry King.
The documentary includes interviews at his home, near the beach, on an island in Canada.
She always, always, answers honestly.
Her breasts, her shoes, and the blonde color of her hair are the only things that are not natural to her.
Did she make her breasts?
She got her breasts done.
Do they ask about her ex-husbands?
And vegan -or at least at some point she was-, the film gives space to her participation in Peta's campaign, in defense of animals.
But when it seemed that everything was going to be told in the pluperfect past tense, but finally past, he received the call to star in
, the musical, for a few weeks on Broadway last year.
We see her rehearse, joke around, and then perform on stage as Roxie.
She sings and dances better than many believe.
Rehearsing to play Roxie in "Chicago," the musical, on Broadway.
Perhaps to add household names, he accuses Sylvester Stallone of offering him a Porsche car and an apartment if he agreed to be his "number 1 girl."
In her memoirs, which coincidentally are also published today, January 31, as we already anticipated, Pamela says that Tim Allen, the actor who would later lend his voice to Buzz Lightyear in the
saga , showed her his penis in his dressing room, the very first day of filming the series
She says that he told her that it was a fair thing, because he had seen her naked in
, and so they were even.
An indulgent documentary, Pamela only looks bad when she talks to herself, because some of her on-camera monologues don't have much support.
But when one might start to get bored or get up to the fridge, some reference to her sex life appears.
Pamela Anderson on home video.
"My breasts are in bad shape, do you want to see them?" she says.
Seeing is believing.
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