The upcoming Hulu biopic Pam & Tommy will be telling the tales of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson’s ill-fated marriage, recounting the infamous sex-tape of the two and…..featuring a conversation between Tommy and his penis.
The ‘conversation’ will apparently take place in the second episode right after Lee (played by Sebastian Stan) meets Anderson (Lily James), and a mere four days before the couple tied the knot (gotta move fast).
According to Variety, Lee’s appendage is voiced by Jason Mantzoukas, making this surely one of the most bizarre two-way chats in recent memory.
Unbelievably, the d&m is taken from an extract in Lee’s biography Tommyland –something that writer and co-creator Robert D. Siegel acknowledges.
“As much as I’d like to take credit for that, I was simply adapting a chapter from [Lee’s] memoir,” Siegel says.
“I think it might be a first [for television]. There was gentle pushback because you’ve got to push back a little when a talking penis is presented to you. But Hulu was extremely supportive.”
Stan himself has noted on the scene that “by the end of it, I treated it like it was an intimate buddy conversation that one might have when they’re falling in love.”
Pam & Tommy premieres in all its talking dick glory on February 2 on Hulu / Disney+. It remains to be seen how the show will navigate Lee’s physical abuse of Anderson, which landed him in gaol for 6-months in 1998.
Against all odds, in 2022 the hedonistic Motley Crue story lives on.