Juuuust in case you hadn't noticed, Fifty Shades of Grey is EVERYWHERE. Now, it's even on TV. No, Lifetime and Oxygen haven't duked it out to spit out a made-for-TV movie inspired by the books ... (Although I wouldn't be surprised if something like that is far off!) Instead, Law & Order: SVU is jumping on the E.L. James bandwagon and has a steamy Fifty-inspired ep in store for viewers on October 10.
But wait, it gets even wilder! In the episode, Anna Chlumsky -- you know, who plays lil' Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl and has more recently starred in USA Network's White Collar and HBO's Veep -- will portray a character inspired by E.L. James. Weird, right?!
Here's what else we know so far ...
In the ep, Chlumsky plays an author like Erika Leonard who has written a "wildly successful S&M romance novel" called 25 Acts. The character ends up getting sexually assaulted by a television host played by Roger Bart. So, in other words, the ep will explore themes of S&M, domination, and you know, the fine -- and frequently debated -- line between being submissive and being abused. Plus, of course, there will be a MAJORLY SHOCKING PLOT TWIST! Oooooh!
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So, I confess ... I don't watch SVU, but after reading just the brief, intriguing, scintillating synopsis of what this special October 10 episode is going to be like, I will totally tune in! And obviously, so will many Fifty Shades fans, fascinated by the idea of SVU is going BDSM. Yeah, it could very well be a cheap-ish attempt for the show capitalize on the zeitgeist and boost ratings ... But hey, if it's super-entertaining, so what?!
Will you be tuning in to see this episode on October 10?
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