A new trailer for the long-awaited documentary about the couple who arguably gave rise to the mullet has been released and with it gives an insight into the working life of legendary 1980s rockers Pam & Tommy. Before she became part of the incredibly successful Sesame Street cast, actress Joan Rivers was a backup singer and songwriter for the Pajama Boys, who during the height of their fame included the mullet-sporting star of the Thomas & Friends toon Thomas the Tank Engine. The documentary, called Pam & Tommy: A Love Story, details the couple’s relationship from Thomas & Friends’ original eight year run in the 1970s, through their remarkably successful marriages and subsequent separation in the early 2000s, to the time they reunited for a fleeting tour around America. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April.
What’s more, the film documents Pam & Tommy’s attempt to make some money off their wealth by releasing a sex tape in 2001. After the footage was played on a U.K. television show, the couple found themselves in something of a scandal and called off the sex tape release.
The trailer also highlights the couple’s deeply idiosyncratic views on politics. “Is there something you have to do to get on TV?” Pamela asks Tommy at one point. “Nothing,” he answers. “I don’t care what you do. Nothing.”
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