What's Real and What's Fake in Sebastian Stan's 'Pam and Tommy' Nude Scene

Hulu's Pam and Tommy is out on Hulu now, and one particular scene is sure to shock viewers. At the end of Episode 2, Tommy Lee (played by Sebastian Stan) starts talking to his penis—and his penis starts talking back with the voice of The League's Jason Mantzoukas.

The scene is sure to leave viewers with many questions. Did Tommy Lee really have conversations with his genitals? How on earth did they get the very realistic-looking member to move like that?! And what exactly are we looking at in the scene.

Luckily for curious Pam and Tommy viewers, Sebastian Stan has spoken in interviews about filming the nude scene, and has offered many details about exactly how and what was filmed for that Episode 2 scene.

Tommy Lee's autobiography also reveals a surprising truth behind what is definitely one of the Hulu show's most unhinged moments.

How Real Is the Naked Tommy Lee Scene in Episode 2?

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Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in "Pam and Tommy." The actor appears in a scene in Episode 2 in which he has a conversation with his penis. Hulu

Though viewers may assume that the talking penis is CGI, director Craig Gillespie revealed in a Variety interview that it was actually a practical puppet.

He described filming the scene as, "just awkward. You've got four puppeteers working with an animatronic penis."

To get through the scene, Stan described working with the puppet as he would with any other scene partner. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier actor told the outlet: "By the end of it, I treated it like it was an intimate buddy conversation that one might have when they're falling in love."

Special makeup effects designer Jason Collins, whose Autonomous FX company was behind the prosthetic, revealed more details in a Thrillist article. In other scenes in the Hulu show, Stan wears a more standard prosthetic, but in that Episode 2 scene he wears something Collins called a "whole different sculpture."

He added: "You have two puppeteers that are actually playing along who have learned the lines of the penises' point of view and are interacting with Stan, who's able to riff at that point."

In that same piece, costume designer Kameron Lennox revealed that an initial version of the penis had to be scrapped because it was too large: "His prosthetic was so big that once you put it in the G-string it looks like he's got serious health problems."

The Nude Scene Is Based on a Moment From Tommy Lee's Autobiography

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Tommy Lee performing in 1989. The drummer's autobiography begins with a conversation between the singer and his penis. Getty

Pam and Tommy writer Robert Siegel said of the scene in Variety: "As much as I'd like to take credit for that, I was simply adapting a chapter from [Lee's] memoir."

Lee's first conversation with his genitals is right at the start of the Mötley Crüe drummer's autobiography, Tommyland. The book begins with a conversation Lee is having with his penis, in which the latter says to the former "I'm way more famous than you," and "we all have God-given gifts, and I'm yours." And in a pun that sadly did not make it into the Pam and Tommy script, the penis advises Lee that he should "start taking d*cktation" from him.

Pam and Tommy airs on Wednesdays on Hulu. The first three episodes are streaming now.