Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 3 Episode 10

Ridicule

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 2001 on NBC
9.0
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What appears as an accidental death leads to a case involving a male stripper who claims that the deceased was one of three women who raped him at a bachelorette party.

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  • Rape Reversal

    8.0
    What an interesting episode this was. At first a wife named Sidney dies from auto-erotic asxhythiation, and her husband is suspected. Then he says that his wife and a couple of ladies in which one involves a lawyer are suspected of raping a male stripper during his wife's bachelor party. Stabler doesn't believe the stripper's side of his story because he thinks he's just a wannabe actor, and rapes are done by men. But, the guy told the truth and the girls are put into trial. Then that bitchy lawyer used her tactics to have the stripper believed he lied. But the guy confessed that Sid planned to come forward and the other two chicks killed her to keep her quiet.



    I like that episode. It has twists and turns. Rape by a woman is rare. Most of the rapes are done by men. I see Diane Neal playing one of the bad girls, she would later become ADA two years later. I saw Paige Turco on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.moreless
  • A wild, round the table trip look at a female rape of a male.

    9.0
    One of the unique episodes of SVU that doesn't deal with the typical (usually Female) dead body with signs of Sexual Struggle.



    The episode starts with a dead body thought to die from Auto-erotic rope play. Though this changes over time to look in to a male stripper who has accused the deceased of rape. The case of course has all the required twists and turns of a L&O.



    The cast gives a wonderful performance. Each of course take a side, Stabler, being a typical guy doesn't believe a guy can be raped, not suprisingly Olivia believes in his account.



    The only true flaw of the case is the part where they are debating if the law is just, and can a man be raped. It almost made me (a guy) scream when a woman says that a rape only occurs during penatration. And then goes ahead saying a man can't be raped. I understand it's her job to defend her client but but it's so unbelievable that she could say that with out looking a little uncomfortable I can't call this a perfect episode.



    There is more then enough twists though for this episode, and most of the twists have twists in them, so it'll be enjoyable for the hardcore fans.



    For the most part this is easily an above average show, and gives a very unique version of events on this show. It's controversal, yet not over the top.moreless
  • What an unusual episode.

    10
    I think this was a classic episode. The whole thing starts when they find a woman dead. The story takes many turns: First suspect her estranged husband, who she wasn't married to for very long. Next we find out the problems with her husband come from her being sued for raping the stripper at her bachelorette party. Then we get a little off the topic of the dead woman to the rape of the man, and the argument over whether or not a man can be raped. I loved the way Stabler struggled with it, he couldn't accept that a man couldn't fight them off, or more like I think he thought would want to fight them off. They eventually get one of the accused to testify against the other but are not able to convict her of rape. Then they arrest her for killing the friend. They had found out she was going to give the victim their names.

    The guest stars were excellent Paige Turco and Diane Neal, she obviously impressed someone because she was later hired to be the ADA on the show.

    Another excellent episode in an excellent series.moreless
  • Amelia Chase is accused of raping a male stripper. *Diane Neal's first episode!!

    9.9
    think about it a messed up flashback!!! it is diane neals first episode. 1 problem!!! she plays a different person in this episode. she now plays A.D.A. Casey Novack. not Amelia Chase. Good job anyway. played the character Amelia Chase very well. Hope Casey Novack never has to make reference to this case!!
  • The apparent death of a woman during autoerotic asphyxiation leads SVU members to the rape of a male stripper at a bachelorette party.

    9.3
    This show has dealt with a number of issues over the last three seasons, ranging from child abuse, paedophilia, rape, and the whole gamut of human sexuality. This time, they deal with the rape of a male by three females.



    I thought they did a very good job in this episode, showing how society, including police officers and the legal system itself, could possibly deal with what they consider "non-rape." How can a man be raped if he gets aroused during the forcible sex?



    I was not impressed with Stabler's character at all throughout this episode. While he does show moodiness, lack of understanding and compassion many times throughout the series, this time was a big low for him. He is supposed to be an advocate for victims, but this time he appears to be a sexist jerk who shows no sympathy for the victim. It made me re-evaluate how conscientious he truly is.



    Diane Neal guest-stars as one of the rapists. Definitely did a great job in this episode. She makes a great villain.



    An excellent episode, as always.moreless
Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Ice-T

Ice-T

Det. Odafin Tutuola

Stephanie March

Stephanie March

A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot

Leslie Ayvazian

Leslie Ayvazian

Arraignment Judge Valdera

Guest Star

Pete Starrett

Pete Starrett

Peter Smith

Guest Star

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

Amelia Chase

Guest Star

Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Judge Lena Petrovsky

Recurring Role

BD Wong

BD Wong

Dr. George Huang

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Dr. Melinda Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When the defendant comes out of the court room and Detectives Benson and Stabler are arresting her, if you look closely at the defendant's hands you can see that she doesn't have the cuffs around her wrists, but in her hand.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • John Munch: Can you get more specific?
      Amelia Chase: I'm not interested in titillating you, detective.
      Fin Tutuola: And we're not here to carry your bags. Just speak up and we're gone.

    • Fin Tutuola: Her secretary said she should be done by now. These day traders live pretty good ... short hours, spa days. What the hell is she doing in there?
      John Munch: Beauty treatments take time ... mud baths, silica dissipation, exfoliating facial. Time and money ... some women learn early how to waste both.
      Fin Tutuola: Your ex-wives made you bitter.
      John Munch: Not bitter, just resigned.

    • Amelia Chase: Crunch your numbers again. By time I get out of prison, I'll be old enough for senior citizen's discounts.
      Alex Cabot: If I take this to trial, you'll get life.

    • Pam Adler: What you know about the law wouldn't fit in the palm of my hand.

    • Elliot Stabler: Female rage is a growth industry.

    • Olivia Benson: (Sarcastically.) So we're saying all men are sex-hounds, and only women can feel violated?

    • Alex Cabot: Rape is not about sex. Rape is about control.

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