Pamela Anderson doc director ‘not shocked’ Tim Allen, Sylvester Stallone are denying anecdotes, however says ‘her North Star is honesty’


(Photo: Pamela, A Love Story/Netflix)

Filmmaker Ryan White — who’s behind Netflix’s Pamela Anderson doc — says “she just cannot be dishonest,” amid denials from a number of the stars she is telling tales about. (Photo: Netflix)

Ryan White, the director of Netflix’s Pamela Anderson documentary, says she’s nothing if not sincere.

Ahead of the discharge of Pamela, A Love Story on Jan. 31 — the identical day her memoir, Love, Pamela, comes out — a number of the anecdotes she shares within the tasks have leaked out and made headlines. This week, Tim Allen denied a narrative Anderson tells in her e-book (“never happened”) about him flashing her on her first day of Home Improvement in 1991 after telling her it was solely honest as a result of he had seen her bare in Playboy. Anderson doubled down in a response, saying it is a “true story” and she or he meant “no ill will” towards Allen in telling it, however was illustrating “uncomfortable situations” she confronted throughout her profession. Soon after, Sylvester Stallone known as it “completely untrue” that he provided her a condominium and a Porsche and requested her to be his No. 1 woman in that period. (She’s informed the Stallone story earlier than, in 2018, with an outlet noting on the time that his rep did not reply to request for remark.)

Pamela, A Love Story director White tells Yahoo Entertainment he isnot surprised people are denying things” as the discharge date of the tasks attracts shut. However, “What I will say is: Pamela is honest. She lives her life in the most honest way I’ve ever seen. Her North Star is honesty — to a fault. I think she just cannot be dishonest… So I would put my money behind anything Pamela Anderson ever says.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Director Ryan White attends the Premiere Of EPIX Original Documentary

Director Ryan White has beforehand made documentaries about Serena Williams (Serena) and Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Ask Dr. Ruth), amongst others. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Having frolicked collectively making the doc, together with at her home in Ladysmith, British Columbia, the place she moved in 2020, White provides that Anderson “doesn’t do things to get attention. She doesn’t do things to make money,” famously turning down a deal for $5 million after her home video with Tommy Lee was stolen and bought as a intercourse tape, by no means making any cash off it. “Pamela has never been a chess player when it comes to fame or money. It’s just not interesting to her. She’s interested in living really authentically though, out loud, [and] encourages that — and honesty — in everybody.”

White reveals that there have been many different probably headline-making tales that he not noted of the doc.

“So any anecdote that she’s ever told me — and there are so many good ones that would be clickbait that I just didn’t include in the film because they didn’t serve the larger story of my film — I believe every single one of them,” he says.

For the mission, produced by Anderson’s elder son Brandon Thomas Lee, the Baywatch alum, 55, turned over her journals in addition to her total private video archive. White and his staff rented a cargo van to get all the pieces from Vancouver Island, Canada, again to Los Angeles. His staff “read every single diary and watched every single minute of footage that Pamela ever shot in her life to look for these diamonds in the rough.”

(Photo: Pamela, A Love Story/Netflix)

Pamela, A Love Story director Ryan White was given her total video archive and her journals, some written on authorized pads, for the documentary, which comes out Jan. 31. (Photo: Pamela, A Love Story/Netflix)

The doc makes use of the movies and her phrases, in addition to new interviews along with her, to inform the story of rising up in Canada in a family with younger dad and mom who fought and broke up lots. She was sexually abused by a babysitter as a toddler and later raped at 12. It takes viewers on her journey to stardom, posing for Playboy for the primary time after which turning into a world TV celebrity in that well-known crimson swimsuit. Anderson recounts — at instances in interviews sans make-up in a bathrobe in her modest living room — the highs and lows of her love story with first Tommy Lee, in addition to subsequent marriages, and shares what she’s discovered now that she’s 55 and single, living within the home her grandparents as soon as owned.

Pamela, A Love Story comes out Tuesday at three a.m. ET on Netflix. Her memoir, Love, Pamela, goes on sale the identical day.