In telling the true story of the leak of arguably the primary ever celeb intercourse tape, the Hulu collection Pam & Tommy additionally features as a really particular snapshot of the pre-Web world, and the popular culture panorama of the ’90s typically. This implies an uncannily correct portrayal of Pamela Anderson on the top of her Baywatch fame by Lily James, and a period-appropriate soundtrack stuffed with ’90s bangers.
It additionally implies that the present is filled with cameos from well-known figures from that period, together with musician Stephan Jenkins. The Third Eye Blind lead singer exhibits up in a scene the place he clashes with Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) over who has the precise to report within the larger studio. He’s performed by Jeffrey Conway.
There’s only one small downside with this second within the present: Jenkins himself says that it by no means occurred. He even claims that he by no means even met Tommy Lee, and was not aware of the drummer or Mötley Crüe previous to the intercourse tape scandal.
“Mötley Crüe and I’ve by no means been in the identical studio,” Jenkins instructed Selection. “I recorded my entire first album in Northern California. So we had been throughout the state from one another on the very least… I had by no means, in reality, listened to Mötley Crüe. I by no means even heard them. I really noticed Tommy Lee’s penis earlier than I ever heard their band. I used to be like, ‘Effectively, good on ya, Tommy. Effectively finished, lad.’ I actually had by no means heard them. However I one way or the other noticed the intercourse tape. I’d additionally by no means seen ‘Baywatch.’ So I had by no means seen Pam or Tommy. That was my first introduction to them.”
Govt producer Rob Siegel has admitted that the scene was fictional, however was included so as to add to the present’s feeling of ’90s verisimilitude. “I did a bit of fast Google search, what label was Mötley Crüe on? Elektra. Who else was on Elektra? Third Eye Blind,” he mentioned. “The timing was excellent. In 1996 they’re engaged on their debut album. So the scene is fictional, however I wish to suppose it completely may have occurred!”
Philip Ellis is a contract author and journalist from the UK protecting popular culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ points.
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