“People are still taking advantage of this thing?”

Actress Pamela Anderson attends the opening ceremony of the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Pamela Anderson’s new memoir tells her story “from beginning to end.” (Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

Pamela AndersonThe upcoming memoirs are about much more than a sex tape.

in The New York Times piece, talking about her book, Love, Pamelawhich came out on January 31 – the same day netflix doc, Pamela, a love storyAnd Drops on Netflix.

She told the outlet, “The beginning of the end, my first to last memory,” is what the book is about.

As in, it’s about over 54 minutes of home video she and then-husband Tommy Lee made as newlyweds, circa 1995, that was stolen from the safe, edited into eight-minute sex scenes and distributed, via VHS, in the early days of the network. World Wide Web. The husband did not make money from the tape.

She said it when she launched Hulu Pam and Tommy Last year, telling the story of the tape with Lily James playing it and Sebastian Stan playing Mötley Crüe drummer, she thought, “It hurt enough the first time. It’s like one of those things where you go, ‘Really?'” People still benefit from this thing? “

Anderson hadn’t watched the series — nor had she responded to James, who sent her a handwritten note asking if they could talk and telling her she wanted to be honored in the role. the play boy The model and Baywatch star, now 55, didn’t even read James’ letter. He notes, “A scanned copy of that letter still exists [Anderson’s] Incoming mail somewhere, unread.”

Lily James as Anderson for Hulu Pam and Tommy last year:

As for the narrative that Hulu would correct the historical novel on Anderson’s behalf — when it was made into a video while her ex-husband was seen as a male heroine — she said, “I mean, maybe I’m a case study for any feminist.”

But she herself took a deep dive into her life to tell her story for the first time. This came after she considered posting parts of her story on her website or just reading to her sons with Lee, Brandon and Dylan. But Brandon is on the heels Pam and TommyI urged her to publish it and she joked “I work for him”. He is a co-producer of the doc where she turns in her home videos, without reviewing and diaries.

Among the topics she is candid about is growing up impoverished in Ladysmith, British Columbia with an abusive father and a mother who tried but was unsuccessful in leaving him. The childhood was “unbearable” at times and she was the victim of abuse more than once. I was molested by a babysitter. Her first sexual experience with a man, when she was 13 years old and he was ten years older than her, resulted in rape. One of her high school friends kicked her out of a moving car, while another allowed his friends to assault her in the back of a car that “blocked” her. (In a 2014 speech launching her Pamela Anderson Foundation, she said open That her first boyfriend in the ninth grade raped her along with six of his friends. Her first sexual experience with a man involved being raped by a 25-year-old. She also said that she was molested by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10).

Anderson was physically abused by her first husband, Lee, who Served time in jail charged with felony spousal abuse after hitting her while she was holding their son. They divorced in 1998, but they married each other.

according to right Now Piece, she started posing nude for photoshoots as she began the industry to take back control. “It was my choice,” she said. But it also “has given some people, unfortunately, the impetus to treat me with disrespect.”

She also spoke out about her lack of business experience when it came to closing deals early on, including for Baywatch, a show that was canceled before she could become a breakout star. She revealed that she had no agent, no management, and was unaware of the lucrative deals that would be made from promotion and marketing.

“I was a little kid from Canada who came here and ran on the beach,” she said. “Like, how do you think this is going to make any money?” She was musing about feeling grateful for the opportunity, even if she never felt given the chance to “show me what I’m really capable of.”

Anderson said that writing the book was actually the first time she had complete control over a project—overseeing every detail right down to implementing copy edits. “It was life or death,” she said. “I felt like I needed to tell my story. And I really couldn’t let anyone do that but me.”

These days Anderson lives in her native Canada in a home, described as modest, that once belonged to her grandmother. Her father, who has grown softer over the years, lives with her mother on the property in a house that Anderson built for them.

All of her ex-husbands will appear in Netflix docs – Lee (1995-1998) and Kid Rock (2006-2007), Rick Salomon (2007-2008) and (2014-2015), Jon Peters (2020-2020) and Dan Hayhurst (2020-2022 ) – but Anderson is sarcastic to right Now that her choice of men seemed to “get progressively worse” over the years. In January 2022, she announced her separation from Heyhurst, the construction worker who had been working on her home during the pandemic, and had been single for the past year. It is noted that it was the longest period of her life that she was alone.

The book and documentary will be released on January 31.

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