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How 'Pam & Tommy' director hopes Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee react to show on 'heinous' sex tape leak

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  • Pamela AndersonPamela AndersonCanadian-American actress and model
  • Sebastian StanSebastian StanRomanian-American actor
  • Lily JamesLily JamesEnglish actress
  • Craig GillespieCraig GillespieAustralian film director

Just before the release of the must-watch show Pam & Tommy,starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee during their sex tape scandal (premiering Feb. 2 on Disney+ in Canada and Hulu in the U.S.), director and executive producer Craig Gillespie is responding to questions about how he hopes the couple will react to the series.

“I don't want to project anything onto them, it’s their personal journey, however they want to process it, I respect that,” Gillespie told Yahoo Canada. “I wouldn't have ventured into the show if I didn't feel like it was changing the narrative and showing the really heinous act that destroyed lives, and is still something that people don't understand.”

“It's something that society and the media, and our consumption of it, are complicit in and it was an opportunity to create that dialogue and talk about that, and see it from a different perspective. So that was the hope, and to do it in the most empathetic way possible for them.”

Set in the Wild West early days of the Internet,
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. Pam (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan), shown. (Photo by: Erin Simkin/Hulu)

What is 'Pam & Tommy' about?

Set in the 1990s, and giving you all the nostalgia you could ever want, Pam & Tommy takes you through the true story of how a personal, private tape between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee became a publicly shared clip. The series is based on a 2014 Rolling Stone article, written by Amanda Chicago Lewis, generally regarded as the conclusive story on what led to what is largely deemed the first viral video.

The video was stolen by a disgruntled worker, Rand Gauthier (Seth Rogan), who was working on Anderson and Lee’s home renovation. With the help of Milton “Uncle Miltie” Ingley (Nick Offerman), an adult film actor and producer, VHS copies of Anderson and Lee’s private moment were sent out publicly for $60.

In the early days of the internet, neither Anderson nor Lee could really imagine the tape being shared online. But when it got in the hands of the Internet Entertainment Group, the power of the internet became very real.

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