Early this morning, the long-awaited premiere of 'Pam and Tommy' started streaming on Hulu. It is loosely based on the events that led to the release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape. Stolen from their home, it can truly be considered one of the first major celebrity sex tapes. This takes viewers back to 1995 and the events that transpired, leading up to the tape being stolen and ultimately released to the world. Starring Sebastian Stan as Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Lily James as Pamela Anderson, it is hard to look away. The transformation of the two actors is simply incredible and beyond mind-blowing. For that alone, it is worth the watch. Stan flawlessly plays Lee who is categorically a douche, deserving of the heist that leads to the sex tape being stolen.
James, for her part, is beyond stunning in her innocent yet sexy portrayal of Anderson. The two of them exude love, passion, and pure sex. It is like watching the actual couple for those who are old enough to remember when the rock star and actress/model first had their whirlwind romance. Seth Rogen shines as Rand Gauthier, the jilted contractor who decides to steal Lee's safe in exchange for profits lost. What he uncovers is more than he expected. Nick Offerman is perfection as a sleazy porn director. Three episodes are currently streaming with the next dropping next Wednesday, eight in total. Though filled with nudity and sex, it is not out of context. The premise is a leaked sex tape therefore there it works within the context of the series.
For those who do not do well with nudity, simply fast forward or remember that Stan is wearing a prosthetic. Look at it for what it is and why the filmmakers chose to add in a lot of intimate scenes. Here were two people madly in love who wed after just four days together. Then, they filmed their most private moments which were never to see the light of day and ended up rocking the world. This is a show you do not want to sleep on if only to see how brilliantly James and Stan play these key roles.
'Pam and Tommy' is now streaming on Hulu.