The Strange, Evolving, Indestructible Career Of Rob Lowe

10.06.15 3 years ago 4 Comments
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Rob Lowe’s career is indestructible.

At 51, Lowe is now almost 30 years removed from starring in the first-ever leaked celebrity sex tape, after a video surfaced of him having sex with two women — one of whom was 16 at the time — at a party the night before the 1988 Democratic Convention. In the 1980s, sex tapes were not yet the fashionable launching points for celebrity careers they are now. In fact, the scandal — and the civil suits — clung to Lowe for years, nearly destroying the career of the Brat Packer, who’d gained fame as a young, dramatic romantic lead in movies like The Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night…

“Let me just say this — sometimes being a trailblazer is highly overrated,” Lowe told Oprah Winfrey in 2011 interview, adding that the sex tape was the best thing that ever happened to him, because it hastened his journey to rock bottom and, eventually, rehab.

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