“I was a mother. That saved me,” Anderson, who shares sons, Brandon and Dylan with Lee, reveals in the tell-all. “You know, if I wasn’t a mom, I don’t think I would’ve survived,” she continued.


Anderson also tells Axelrod that to this day, she has yet to see the footage, and that the invasion of privacy and “stolen property” was “very hurtful.”

Later this month, Love, Pamela, which promises to be anintimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells,” will premiere on Netflix, and per its scintillating trailer, Anderson will further detail the irrevocable impact the tape’s leak had on her life—both personal and professional.


“I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive,” she recalls as nineties-era paparazzi footage flashes on screen. “I don’t think people consider her the owner of her own image,” and unidentified voice comments. “It’s Pamela Anderson, public property.”

“She gave us carte blanche to use the archival [footage for] how we thought best told the story,” said the documentary’s director Ryan White in a recent interview with People. “It’s a sign of how authentically Pamela has lived her life. She owns every part of her life—the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s an incredibly vulnerable but brave way to live.”


Along with White, Anderson’s eldest son Brandon helmed the production of the documentary, and Anderson herself reportedly had significant input.

“I wanna take control of the narrative for the first time,” she says in the new trailer. Though its long overdue, I’m been ready for the Pam-aissance.