Courtney Love has absolutely skewered Hulu’s new show about her friend Pamela Anderson in a scorching post on social media over the weekend. Strap in.
Lily James (Cinderella) and Sebastian Stan (Falcon and The Winter Soldier) are currently filming Pam & Tommy, an eight-part mini series based on Anderson’s whirlwind romance with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, as well as their stolen sex tape.
Pamela and Tommy got hitched back in 1995, after knowing each other for about 96 hours. Their marriage ran for three years and the pair got divorced in 1998.
The series has copped a lot of attention from the public over the past week or so, especially for Lily’s mind-boggling transformation into Pamela.
I still can't find lily james, my head explodes. pic.twitter.com/nCdSQypCja
— sara loves kaz ???? stream shadow and bone (@__nextsupreme__) May 14, 2021
But, uh, the reaction from people who actually know the real Baywatch star hasn’t been great.
“I find this fucking outrageous,” Courtney Love wrote on Facebook about the show. She especially took offence at its focus on the sex tape, which she once banned her colleagues from discussing in the studio.
“I banned anyone discussing it. It destroyed my friend Pamela’s life. Utterly.”
Courtney also shared that the Hulu series had asked for permission to use her December 1994 Rolling Stone cover “in this piece of shit”, but she shot them down.
“I said ‘fuck no’ shocked. Gentleman (sic) don’t approve this sort of thing. My heart goes out to Pammy,” Courtney said.
“[The series] is further causing her complex trauma.
“And shame on Lily James whoever the fuck she is.”
Hooley dooley, what an oof.
It’s worth nothing that neither Pamela nor Tommy are involved with the show, which was ordered to series back in December. Plus, last week a mysterious source exclusively told The Sun that Pamela “has no intention of watching this God awful show, absolutely not. Never.”
The source said the whole family thinks the “show is a cheap knockoff” and claimed Pamela has never even heard of the actors playing her or Tommy, and couldn’t care less.
That basically lines up with what Courtney said, hey?
Pam & Tommy co-stars Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier (the guy who stole the sex tape), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Andrew Dice Clay (A Star is Born), Pepi Sonuga (Famous in Love), Spenser Granese (The Sinner), and Mozhan Marnò (The Blacklist).
At the time of writing, Hulu has yet to publicly respond to the backlash. Who knows if it even will.Image: Getty Images / Kevin Mazur