‘Pam & Tommy’ trailer exposes shocking, infamous sex tape scandal

Before there was Kim Kardashian and Ray-J, or Paris Hilton and some dude named Rick Solomon, there was Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

In what has been billed as the “first viral video,” a new trailer for the Hulu biographic miniseries “Pam & Tommy” invites us all to watch the 1990s rock royalty bang it out one last time.

On Thursday, the streaming TV platform dropped the first full-length trailer for the new series, which premieres Feb. 2 next year.

Lily James (“Baby Driver”) and Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) star as “Baywatch” bombshell Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue guitarist Tommy Lee, alongside Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò.

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Lily James and Sebastian Stan appear in the trailer for the upcoming Hulu series “Pam & Tommy,” about “Baywatch” babe Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee.
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Lily James and Sebastian Stan portrayed ’90s rock ‘n roll romantics Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
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The eight-part series was executive produced by Rogen and creative partner Evan Goldberg, while filming was helmed by “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie.

For months we’ve followed the transformation of James, 32, into the iconic Playboy centerfold star, now 54 — boobs, platinum blonde and all. And, as the trailer indicates, costume designers did not disappoint, especially when it comes to 39-year-old Stan’s uncanny resemblance to Lee, now 59.

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Anderson and Tommy Lee’s ill-fated Cancún beach wedding ceremony, wild reception and steamy honeymoon night was all captured on VHS.
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The series follows the brief courtship of Anderson and Lee, then 28 and 33, respectively, when they wed in 1995, just 96 hours after the lovebirds first met. Their ill-fated Cancún beach wedding ceremony was captured on VHS, as well as their wild reception party and, as the legend goes, their honeymoon night.

It was the sex tape heard around the world.

As the story goes, a disgruntled electrician named Rand Gauthier (Rogen) reportedly found himself out of $20,000 worth of completed work ordered by the high-rolling newlyweds on their Malibu mansion during renovation. According to a 2014 Rolling Stone exposé, he and other workers at the home were said to have endured ridiculous demands by the nagging couple.

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Disgruntled electrician Rand Gauthier (Seth Rogen) stole the notorious sex tape after the newlyweds stiffed him out of $20,000 worth of work, then threatened him with a gun to his head. He enlisted “Uncle Miltie (Nick Offerman) to help leak the video.
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When the jilted Gauthier returned to the home to gather his tools and go, he found himself at the wrong end of hot-headed Lee’s firearm — which ultimately compelled him to enact revenge.

The tradesmen would sneak into the home and steal a safe that he presumed was filled with Anderson’s jewelry and Lee’s guns — but, as fate would have it, the container would also hold the infamous sex tape.

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Sources say that Pamela Anderson has called the Hulu miniseries a “cheap knockoff” of the true story.
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Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee were soon embroiled in a litigation over the stolen tape.
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The rest, as they say, is Hollywood tabloid history.

“Pam & Tommy” will begin streaming Feb. 2 on Hulu.

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It’s been said that the sex tape leak was a catalyst for the demise of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee’s marriage, which ended in 1998.
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source: nypost.com