The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold: Pam & Tommy is a no-miss limited series event coming to Hulu in February.
Stunning Canadian beauty Pamela Anderson had it all, a hot career, millions of fans, and a career that emulated a modern-day Marilyn Monroe in its trajectory.
Then, she met and fell for rock bad boy Tommy Lee, a lanky, tall, handsome drummer for Mötley Crüe who was blessed with great teeth and a killer smile.
The two had a magnetic attraction, and it was, at the time, a love story like no other until their private sex tape fell into the hands of scammers.
The two weathered the fallout differently, as Pam’s TV career was a different world than Tommy’s in the rock business.
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, two worlds collide
Actor Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee met on New Year’s Eve back in 1994 at Hollywood’s Sanctuary club.
According to Pam, it was an instant attraction: “He came up, grabbed me and licked my face,” the NY Post reported in 1995. “I thought he was a cool, friendly, nice guy. So I gave him my number.”
Tommy chased Pam down to Mexico, where Pamela had a photoshoot. And just six weeks after their initial meeting at that club, the two were married and showed off their tattoos of each other’s names on their ring fingers.
Eventually, the two had two sons, Brandon and Dylan, but that was after the storm of this scandal.
About The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold: Pam & Tommy
Pam and Tommy initially set up a home in Malibu. According to Rolling Stone, electrician Rand Gauthier was contracted to work for them and witnessed a lot of partying and a rift formed between him and the couple who fired him, refusing to pay him out.
Rolling Stone reported that Lee confronted Gauthier holding a shotgun, demanding he vacates the property in a detailed accounting. Angered, Gauthier planned a burglary to steal a safe from the couple’s garage that contained Lee’s guns, Anderson’s jewelry, the infamous homemade tape that Rolling Stone dubbed “the most infamous stolen celebrity artifact on the planet.”
Hulu cast Lily James to play Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee. Stan previously worked with I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie. Stan was cast as Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, in the 2017 film.
Set in the Wild West early days of the Internet, “Pam & Tommy” is based on the incredible true story of the Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) sex tape. Stolen from the couple’s home by a disgruntled contractor (Seth Rogen), the video went from underground bootleg-VHS curiosity to full-blown global sensation when it hit the Web in 1997. A love story, crime caper and cautionary tale rolled into one, the eight-part original limited series explores the intersection of privacy, technology and celebrity, tracing the origins of our current Reality TV Era to a stolen tape seen by millions but meant to have an audience of just two.
Hulu sent TV Shows Ace a preview of The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold. Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen:
The Hulu Original Series premieres on February 2.