It's hard to imagine now, but in the days before YouTube , video of a celebrity doing something untoward was big news -- especially when the tape showed a teen movie idol having sexual intercourse with an underage girl. Rob Lowe, a member of what was known as the "brat pack" -- a group of young, attractive actors who dominated the cinematic scene in the s -- found this out firsthand at the Democratic National Convention of all places [source: Blum ]. Still riding a wave of notoriety from his film "St. Elmo's Fire," Lowe was at the convention supporting presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. He met two young women in a downtown Atlanta bar.
The Rob Lowe sex tape scandal: how did he get away with it?
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By Jennifer Pearson For Dailymail. Rob Lowe's sex tape scandal in is considered the beginning of what was to become a habit among some celebrities. The year-old actor twisted that very awkward moment around as he shared his very own 'Sax Tape' in a promo for the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe. Rob is seen wearing nothing but his birthday suit while grooving to the Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire in a bedroom lit by a muted golden light- with his privates obscured by blurring. Scroll down for video. The tape begins with Rob appearing to adjust the camera, his hair a little tousled, before he steps back to sway a little to the music.
Please refresh the page and retry. I n the summer of , the Atlanta nightclub scene was a hotbed of easy cocaine, sexual bohemia and scantily-clad bodies gyrating to the sounds of Neneh Cherry and Jody Watley. There was also significant buzz in the air, courtesy of an underground must-see that had quickly passed into local legend: a tape was in circulation, one that depicted Brat Pack icon and Tiger Beat Magazine pin-up Rob Lowe engaged in very grainy group sex. Today, his sex tape is viewed as an odd addendum to his modern star image, a celebrity curio perceived as almost quaint in its lack of publicity-seeking opportunism, but still incredibly powerful in how damaging it could have been at the time. It's also a testament to smart celebrity PR, and our very different standards when it comes to male or female stars caught in the act on tape.
In , when Rob Lowe was just becoming a teen sensation, a sex tape featuring him and two women — one of whom was underage — was leaked to the press, leading many to assume it was the end of his fledgling career. Lowe had met the two women, Lena Jan Parsons and Tara Seburt, at an Atlanta nightclub, later driving them to his room at a nearby Hilton where he then filmed their sexual encounter. When the tape was leaked soon after, it was found that Parsons was just 16, which Lowe claimed he was not aware of at the time.