Pamela Anderson is ‘Not the Damsel in Distress’ in Trailer for New Doc


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Pamela, a love story (Netflix) – Story by Anne Erickson, photo via Netflix

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s “Pamela, a love story”

Netflix has posted the official trailer for “Pamela, a love story,” which sees Pamela Anderson telling her side of the story. In the trailer, the former “Baywatch” star has a hard time dealing with the news coverage that is making up lies about her and wondering, “Why can’t we be the heroes of our own life story?” The movie debuts Jan. 31.

The much-anticipated documentary, directed by Ryan White, tells the tale of a “small town girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother,” according to an official release.

In the initial trailer, Anderson mentions that she’s trying to “survive.” She also talks about how many people are suddenly more interested in her and her infamous sex tape with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee following the Hulu series “Pam & Tommy.” In the trailer, she says, “I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive, and now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick.” It’s very relatable for anyone who has dealt with scrutiny in the public eye. At the time, Pamela and Tommy were the hottest couple in Hollywood, so interested was at a fever pitch, but that interest did decline over the years- until the “Pam & Tom” series came out.

Elsewhere in the trailer, she says, “I’m not the damsel in distress. I put myself in crazy situations and survived them.” The clip also depicts Anderson at dance rehearsals and discusses how difficult it was for Anderson to be taken seriously in the ’90s. An interview asks, “Did you want to be a serious actress?” and then chuckles when Anderson says, “I am a serious actress.” Anderson also says in the trailer, “I want to take control of the narrative for the first time.” Watch the full trailer below.

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