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Pam and Tommy nostalgia reveals a dark Internet truth

You might think Hulu’s Pam and Tommy miniseries is about a stolen sex tape. It is, but that Hi-8 video cassette tape is ultimately a kind of kindling for the dawn of the Internet age.

This fact isn’t lost on the producers who fill the tale of a handyman’s quest to make money off Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee’s stolen tape with countless period tech touches that make clear that the Internet is the true fourth lead in this story after Lily James (Anderson), Sebastian Stan (Lee), and Seth Rogen (handyman Rand Gauthier).

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