The 1988 scandal — one of the partners was 16 — is touched on in the family man’s new memoir, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography.”
Lowe told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday it “was one of the best things that ever happened to me.”
The fallout from the video prompted the former high-flying Hollywood “Brat Packer” to take stock of his life and enter rehab for sex and alcohol addiction.
Celebrity sex tapes are relatively common these days, with stars such as rocker Tommy Lee and then-wife Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian inadvertently titillating millions of viewers with their peccadilloes. Lowe would like some credit.
“Being a trailblazer, I think I should have a licensing fee on all future works of such import,” Lowe, aged 47, joked. “If I just had one cent of the Kardashian tape I could return and do ‘Uncle Vanya’ on Broadway for the rest of my life and be perfectly content,”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.