Law and Order to air episode inspired by Duke sex list scandal

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This Wednesday, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will air an episode inspired by the Duke F— List. We got our hands on the script, penis-size bar graph references and all, and spoke exclusively to the writer and co-executive producer.

While SVU and its progenitor Law & Order often used to do ripped-from-the-headlines (especially the latter), Daniel Truly told me today that it’s become a rarer occurrence. That’s partly because by the time a show can air, a typical headline’s been picked dry on the Internet. Still, the two-month turnaround on SVU’s “Lay List” episode (the safe-for-network moniker) offers plenty of new twists, most of which we’re sworn to secrecy about.

Why the F— List? “I spend an hour before I go to work trolling the dark recesses of the web,” says Truly. He was struck by Karen Owen’s PowerPoint, he says, because “I thought it was very clever. It was exactly the kind of thing that I would do.” He especially liked the contrast between the dryness of the PowerPoint format and the graphic details therein.

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