Hulu’s new original follows the infamous story of Baywatch star and Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe founder Tommy Lee. The two were married in the mid-90s and shortly after attended their honeymoon in Cancun. As if their love story from two different worlds wasn’t fascinating enough, in 1997 contractor Rand Gauthier distributed VHS copies of a sex tape that was filmed during their trip. With the addition of the budding internet and scandal-hungry Hollywood reporters, the film was soon seen by millions and is revered today as one of the most appalling and simultaneously interesting sex scandals in American history.
The limited series, premiering in early February features a star-studded cast including Marvel star Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee and English actress Lily James as Pamela Anderson. Comedy kings Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman also make appearances as the schemers who stole and leaked the private tape. The series is being directed by Craig Gillespie, the man behind films Lars and The Real Girl, I, Tonya and the recent Disney origin story Cruella. Audiences and critics alike are already anticipating the show’s success and hoping it encourages Hulu to tackle more scandalous stories in the future.