Posts Tagged: svu

The Great Hope of TV's Female Crime-Stoppers

I don’t remember how or why I first started descending into Law & Order afternoons, letting bright days slip by in the darkness of my parents’ den with the curtains drawn. I was seventeen or eighteen – a few years before Netflix made marathoning a known verb and acceptable pastime; all I knew was that the show was hypnotic, and USA never aired fewer than three in a row.

It didn’t occur to me that my particular taste for SVU, the sex crimes spinoff in the franchise, was messed up until I moved east and spent a summer living in New York. There I watched episodes on my friends’ [...]


A Sex Worker & Her Client Talk About Their First Encounter (& His First Time)

Everett: Hi, anonymous sex worker!

Nell: Hi!! Let’s introduce ourselves. Who are you?

Everett: For the purposes of this article we’ll just call me Everett. And you?

Nell: I am a sex worker who specializes in full service escorting and girlfriend experiences. I am also a writer and an activist. And that’s how we met, isn’t it?

Everett: Yes. I should say that, before anything else, I was a victim of sexual abuse as a kid, by an extended family member. That happened at an age at which sex and sexuality hadn't really been articulated in my mind yet, in my pre-puberty years. That’s sort of the beginning that pointed [...]



Denial When news first came out that Mariska Hargitay wanted to scale back on her Law and Order: Special Victims Unit workload so that she could spend more time with her family, I was skeptical about how this would work out. Elliot has been there longer than Liv, he should probably get promoted first. Neither of them should ever get actually promoted, though, because they’re terrible at following the rules. They’re like vigilantes who accidentally have badges (I’m looking at you, UnStabler). They named Jennifer Love Hewitt as a possible replacement and just… no. There is no way. That literally cannot be happening. She played a traumatized rape and [...]