Transforming James Was a Career-defining Challenge and Dream Project
Vogue Magazine contributor Lauren Valenti once dressed up as Pamela Anderson for Halloween, so she maintains a healthy respect for the immensity of the undertaking. And this kindles a reverence for actor Lily James, who by now we've all seen in the viral imagery, is an amazing doppelgänger for the iconic bombshell in Pam and Tommy.
There Was Also a Talking Penis. Talk to Me About That.
Interviewer Kathleen Hou of the Cut gets right into it with the Pam and Tommy make-up, hair and make-up effects team of David Williams, Barry Lee Moe and Jason Collins. Read the rest of her interesting interview, The Secrets to Pamela Anderson’s Lips and … That Talking Penis.
VIDEO: Discussing the Iconic Looks of Pam and Tommy in the Look Behind the Look Podcast With Tiffany Bartok
Tiffany Bartok explores the inspired looks, the design challenges and triumphs (in realism along with some absurdism), the collaborative team dynamics of the broader crew, plus more with special makeup effects designer Jason Collins, make-up department head David Williams and hair department head Barry Lee Moe.
Pam & Tommy: A Story of Sex, Crimes and Rectification
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee were on top of their worlds: Baywatch, Mötley Crüe, Malibu Mansions and gobs of live-life-on-a-whim kind of cash. Then, they got married. Then, they made a sex tape. Then, the tape got stolen. Then, the internet.
Lily James and Sebastian Stan Are Transformed Into 1990’s Icons
Vanity Fair’s Laura Regensdorf details the copious mix of hand-crafted prosthetics, hair and make-up that went into transforming Lily James and Sebastian Stan into two entirely different people, aka Pam and Tommy.
VIDEO: Designing Pam and Tommy – Hair, Make-Up, Prosthetics Design Team Breaks It Down
Shadan Larki interviews the creative design trio (makeup department head David Williams, hair department head Barry Lee Moe, and prosthetics designer Jason Collins) as they discussed the process, tricks of the trade, and their favorite moments of their work together on Pam and Tommy.
CNN reports, “Astonishing Makeup and Prosthetics”
In CNN's review, 'Pam & Tommy' blends nostalgia with amazing makeup to create a two-in-one miniseries, Brian Lowry states, “Once you get past the astonishing makeup and prosthetics, "Pam & Tommy" essentially functions as two miniseries in one, the first devoted to the central couple, and the latter to the hapless guy who turned them into a pioneering Internet sensation.”
The Liberating Affect of Quality Effects
Variety.com recently published Pam & Tommy’ Is a Startlingly Sensitive Look at Tabloid History: TV Review, with kind credit afforded to Lily James’ portrayal of Pam as, “an outright triumph, both of acting and of special-effects makeup.”
Multiple Miraculous Metamorphoses In Pam and Tommy
The New York Post recently spoke with special makeup effects and prosthetics designer Jason Collins of Autonomous F/X for their article, How the ‘Pam & Tommy’ glam squad perfected Lily James’ fake breasts.
Is Hollywood Amidst A Prosthetic Penis Craze?
While casual male nudity in film and TV is nothing new, more prominent appearances of bare penises are experiencing an upturn of late. “I do think that the culture and the zeitgeist are changing with regards to what's taboo and what's not taboo anymore. Frankly, it's about time for all that,” says Collins.
Lily James Is the Perfect Pamela Anderson With Effects From Autonomous F/X
Harper's Bazaar recently featured Autonomous F/X in their article Becoming Pamela Anderson. Jason Collins details how (along with Makeup Department Head David Williams and Hair Department Head Barry Lee Moe,) he helped transform Lily James into Pamela Anderson on the set of Hulu’s new limited series Pam & Tommy.
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