TOhe long list of stars who, at a certain point in their careers, decide to tell their story in a documentary film now it adds Pamela Anderson. From today it is available on Netflix Pamela, a love storya journey of one hour and 52 minutes in the life of one of the symbols of the showbiz of the mid 90s. Childhood in Canada, success thanks to Playboythe consecration with Baywatch. At the same time, i weddings failures and the constant search for love.
Pamela, a love story: the plot of the documentary film
Dressed in white and without a trace of makeup. Pamela Anderson thus he presents himself to the public to tell his story. An almost virginal figure, far from the sexy image with which she has shown herself to the world since the beginning of her career. The story starts from childhood, follows a chronological order, to arrive at Pamela today fifty-five.
Born July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, Canada. He spends the‘childhood in an abusive family background. The father Barry is an alcoholic and pours out his frustrations on the mother, Carol. She is brother Gerry they grow between the screams of the parents and the subsidies. Pamela grows up quickly and not just because of the quarrels.
For three or four years suffers harassment from the babysitter. «I tried to kill her stabbing her in the heart with a candy cane-shaped pen,” she says. «I wanted him to die. And the next day he died in a car accident. I thought I killed her with my magical powers. I couldn’t tell, but I was sure I did. For contributing to his death. I lived with it throughout my childhood.”
The harassment, the diaries and the turn with Playboy
At 12, she was raped by a 25-year-old man. From that moment, something in her changes. He closes in a hedgehog and does not reveal what happened to anyone. Pour your thoughts into journals. Hundreds of diaries in which he wrote down his whole life and which he now opens to the Netflix cameras. Snippets of life, crystallized emotions, moments to be imprinted in black and white.
“I wanted to write things down in case I forget them. So I thought that, if something happened to me, there would be evidence». Then he adds: «When I write, the world opens up». And maybe the diaries for Anderson represent the escape route he has always sought. She spends her adolescence trapped by shyness and the idea of being ugly.
The opportunity comes when he moves to Vancouver. She is hired for an advertisement and, shortly after, receives the call from Playboy. They want it for October 1989 cover. In a short time, the poor girl of Ladysmith turns into the most desired bunny in the world. Already after the first shot of her, he understands that this job is for her. “I can. I’m not good at being beautiful, but at my job. I can play a character.”
Baywatchthe sex tape and the birth of children
So it comes Baywatchin which he plays lifeguard CJ Parker. It is the consecration. It is no longer just the blonde girl of Playboybut an accomplished actress. However, his private life continues to be tumultuous. Mario Van Peebles, Scott, Scott Baio, Dean Cain, Eric Neis, David Charvet and Kelly Slater among the declared boyfriends. The encounter that turns her life upside down is the one with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
They get married andd is a «deep, sincere, overwhelming love. They knew nothing about each other and it ended up being one of the most beautiful and crazy love stories ever. From here on, Pamela, a love story takes a different turn, more introspective. In 1996, someone steals the safe containing private videos.
Shortly after the images are released and their privacy is at anyone’s mercy. “We were angry and hurt and upset,” she admits. He comes out of the trial with a devastated image, but above all with a deep wound. “It was like a rape”he declares. “It was the end of my image, of my career.” Meanwhile the two sons, Brandon and Dylan are born, its fixed points, its reason for living. And the relationship with Lee becomes difficult. «He was very jealous (…) I worked, I always worked. I think he felt neglected.’
The divorce from Tommy Lee and the second life
One night goes over the line and denounces him. He is sentenced to 6 months in prison. It is the second part of an unhealthy relationship, which will end with the divorce. In his diary he writes: «I have never loved anyone deeply. And by profoundly I mean that I loved his soul.’ Although she is in love, she writes: “I’d rather be alone than live in violence”.
Thus begins his second lifemade no longer of questions about her redone breasts and her sexy image (“I felt like a caricature”), but of awareness campaigns. He marries the animal rights cause with the PETA, meets Putin to stop the importation of products derived from seals, in order to stop hunting them in Canada. Finally, defend Julian Assange.
He resumes his professional life, but his private life continues to limp. He rings one marriage after another: Kid Rock, Rick Salomon, Jon Peters and Dan Hayhurst. “She loves getting married,” he explains the second born Dylan. “The thing she likes most in the world is falling in love and then I think she also loves the idea of falling out of love.”
The awareness of the ending of Pamela, a love story
After sifting through your whole life, Pamela Anderson comes to an important awareness. “I’ve always been attracted to manly men, but I’m not a bridesmaid, I’m smart. If I want to leave I can», he says thinking about the toxic and violent relationships he has lived.
Now, in her fifties, she is able to stand on her own feet. And she does it by getting involved on Broadway with Chicago. Like her alter ego, Roxie Hart, her dream “is not to become famous, but to be respected, admired and free”. Ultimately, she leaves viewers with a new certainty. “For the first time in my life I’m in love with myself.” Always paraphrasing Roxie adds: «I want to accept the past, I want to accept the truth. My life is not a tragedy, it is my story».
Pamela, a love storyreview of the documentary film
Directed by Ryan White, Pamela, a love story it is a stream of consciousness in which Anderson reveals himself never departing from an essential factor: love. Declined in a thousand forms and in a thousand shades, from pastel to darker shades, it always remains its guiding star. it emerges the image of a little girl forced to grow up precociouslywho found his own affirmation in the limelight, but perhaps above all the revenge for the harassment suffered.
A kind of reward to grab to ease the pain and fill the void. The lottery ticket to build the best life he had always dreamed of. It’s a bittersweet story, which wants to underline the purity of soul behind the image of the sex bomb. A woman crushed by the prejudices of the media, who today – after #MeToo and years of heated debates – finally finds space to have her say. She appreciates herself honesty with which it is told. It’s not easy to admit defeat or to no longer have a career. Pamela Anderson does it and chooses the path of honesty.
“I’m not a victim,” she says. “I put myself in absurd situations, but I survived. All the pain we endure in life is the catalyst for great things, like poetry, music, art. I am grateful for all the experiences and I don’t blame anyone for anything. I’m glad I had them.”
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