By Gregory Crofton
Superstar Pamela Anderson of “Baywatch” fame tries to set the record of her sordid life straight in the Netflix documentary, “Pamela, A Love Story.’
She was in good hands with director Ryan White (Goodnight Oppy, Ask Dr. Ruth, The Keepers), and clearly enjoys plenty of support from her two sons, Brandon and Dylan, who are seen frequently at her side in the film.
An invitation to pose for the cover of the February 1990 edition of Playboy changed her life overnight, launching a career in television that led to a whirlwind romance and marriage to Tommy Lee, the drummer for the rock group Motley Crue.
Thirty years on she’s come up for air with this doc as well as a new memoir. The film is intimate. You really get a sense of Anderson’s personality. It also makes clear that she is feminist who likes to fall in love and has done a tremendous amount of work with PETA to protect animals.
Deep Diving: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy
“Deep Diving: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy” is love letter from a wife to her late husband. But it’s also a moving doc now streaming on Amazon Prime that touches on the environmental nightmare caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Director Mimi Armstrong deGruy got roped into the world of underwater filming when she married deGruy, a native of Alabama, who knew the waters and aquatic life of the gulf better than most.
This is truly a fascinating tale complete with a shark attack, Orca encounters and projects that involve the deepest kind of diving with “Titanic” director James Cameron.