Famous '90s couple and their stolen sex tape revisited in Hulu miniseries 'Pam and Tommy'

From the beginning to the aftermath, 'Pam and Tommy' looks at what became infamous stolen sex tape with high profile couple.

ByGeorge Pennacchio OTRC logo
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
'Pam & Tommy' tells story of the sex tape that rocked the online world
New Hulu miniseries 'Pam and Tommy' tells the story of "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, and a stolen sex tape of the two that fell into the wrong hands.

HOLLYWOOD -- Hulu's "Pam and Tommy" is being billed as the greatest love story ever sold.

The new mini-series takes us back to the 1990s when "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee fell in love and a private sex video of the two fell into the wrong hands. The stolen sex tape ultimately leaked and was seen around the world with adult websites and distributors making millions without the consent of the two stars.

The "Pam and Tommy" cast stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan who play the then-married actor and musician in what the streaming service describes as a "love story, crime caper and cautionary tale." Both actors say they knew they had to give their roles 100%.

Hulu limited series Pam and Tommy tells the story behind Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's infamous stolen sex tape starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan. Entertainment news reporter Sandy Kenyon has more.

"Yeah, all in is the word," said James. "It was, like, I knew this was going to be the most challenging role I've ever played. It was about the body, about the voice, about the look that, and playing a real person and that huge responsibility. So it was a lot."

The stolen video of the couple ended up a sensation and a sign of things to come.

"When we first started, they would say things like, 'Oh, like, maybe some days we don't need to do all the tattoos. Like, we could just do half of them,' and I would be like, 'No, like, that's not going to work in my head. They have to all be there," explained Stan. "We had an amazing hair, make-up team. Everybody was supportive. So, of course, you're going to have a good time doing it. At the same time, though, I think we both wanted to be conscious that, you know, they are real people. They went through something we'll never really truly know."

"Pam and Tommy" is rated TV-MA.

Seth Rogan and Nick Offerman are among the co-stars in the show debuting Wednesday, Feb. 2, with three episodes and the rest out weekly.

"Pam and Tommy" is now streaming on Hulu.

The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of Hulu and this ABC station. The Associated Press contributed to this report.