Celebrity “intimate” home videos have caused media storms the world over for years now. However, these types of celeb tapes weren’t always popular get rich quick scheme. For both the seller and the people in the video. That all changed though in the 90s with what can be considered the first bombshell celebrity sex tape ever produced.
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee were the first stars in a genre that would ultimately spawn celebs like Tila Tequila and even the entire Kardashian clan. Naturally not every single Kardashian was in the room with Kim and Ray J. It’s hard to argue though that the tape wasn’t in fact the kick-starter for the media phenomenon that this family has become. The new Hulu series Pam & Tommy will explore how the tape was leaked, and the aftermath the leak caused.
The Pam & Tommy Series Seems To Be Rooted In Reality
A lot of movies and TV series that are branded as biopics essentially use the true story as source material, but ultimately what shows up on the screen is known to deviate quite a bit from how things really took place. This is an issue that gets brought up quite a bit in shows like The Crown, it was a major talking point in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie as well.
There are a ton of examples that we could list. In the case of Pam & Tommy, it seems that at least when it comes to the story about the tape the series is fairly rooted in fact. The preview shows how two gentlemen rob a safe from Tommy Lee’s home and open it up to find the tape. In simple terms that is how the story is said to have taken place.
Why The Tape Was Stolen From Tommy Lee’s Safe
Sorry for the spoilers, but this is a story that’s already been told! In any story where there are thieves involved, it can be implied that the thieves are the bad guys. We’re not trying to defend thief Rand Gauthier here, but there are two parts to every story. The man who would go on to steal and then distribute the infamous X-rated tape justified his actions years after the tape was leaked. He told Rolling Stone his version of the story.
Saying that he was a contractor who was hired and then stiffed by Tommy Lee. Who then kicked him off of his property at gunpoint. That’s when Gauthier decided to rob him. Gauthier told the magazine in 2014,
“I was never really that popular with people, but I had never been held at gunpoint. It screwed with my head.”
The Star-Studded Cast Chosen To Bring Pam & Tommy Story To Hulu
Rand Gauthier is going to be played by Seth Rogen in the series. With Mamma Mia’s Lily James set to play Pam Anderson, and Sebastian Stan getting the nod in the role of Tommy Lee. The story about how the X-rated tape was produced, stolen, and then distributed, plus the impact that it had on the lives of the people involved will play out over 8 episodes that will stream on Hulu!