Pam & Tommy Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!
The first 3 episodes came across like fun and games as we were treated to the whirlwind romance of our titular couple, the revenge plot of Rand (Seth Rogan), the disgruntled carpenter who was cheated by Tommy Lee and the greedy ambitions of porn producer Milty (Nick Offerman). In that context, it’s hard to take anything that happens on this series too seriously.
But with Pam & Tommy Episode 4, the shit hits the fan, so to speak and real-life consequences get in the way of the fun and games. Pam & Tommy discover that the SEXTAPE is missing and hire a private investigator to recover the same. This basically puts Rand and Milty at risk as their roles in this seedy venture is easily discovered. Rand finds out to his chagrin that karma cuts both ways as well!
What Pam & Tommy Episode 4 succeeds in achieving is to help make Pamela Anderson a bit more sympathetic and not just the blonde bimbotic sex bombshell that she is best known as. Her anxieties and traumas at this violation of her privacy hit home and it becomes that much more difficult to be cavalier with what she has had to endure. Obviously, the publication of the SEXTAPE was done without her consent and for that should not be celebrated. Well, not too much, in any case.
For Rand, there is an ironic scene of him confronting a bootlegger accusing the latter of immoral behaviour, which is hypocritical of course considering what he has done. It shall be interesting to see where these characters go from here!
Now streaming on Disney+
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