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Fans are loving Olivia Benson’s response to her son coming out on ‘SVU’

Well, just when we thought it was impossible to love Mariska Hargitay's Capt. Olivia Benson any more, she gave us a pretty great reason to on Thursday night's "Law & Order: SVU."

At the end of the episode, her son, Noah (Ryan Buggle), who's about 8 years old, made a very big — and important — revelation to his mom: that he is bisexual.

His coming out happened after a cruel instance of bullying at the beginning of the episode, when Noah could be seen on all fours in a cage with a collar on being told by a boy named Hudson, who was filming the scene on his phone, to "bark like a dog."

Not long after, Hudson's mom stumbles upon the scene with Olivia close behind, and Hudson insists they "were just playing," and Noah says the same when asked by his mom if he's OK.

"Let's get you home," Olivia says, as she ushers him out of the room.

Outside, Olivia asks Noah to explain what happened, and while Noah remains silent, she follows up wondering why his neck is red.

"If I tell you, will you stop asking?" he replies. "Hudson's a jerk. He put his dog's collar on me, locked me in the cage and he wanted me to eat dog food."

"What!" Olivia says, as she bends down to speak to her son at eye level.

"I said, 'No,'" Noah explains. "I don't want to talk about it anymore."

Olivia and her squad catch a case, so the conversation with Noah doesn't pick back up until the episode's final scene when mother and son are taking an evening walk together.

Olivia informs Noah she suggested to Hudson's mom that the next play date be at their house instead.

She also tells him she talked to Hudson's mom about the dog cage incident, even though he told her not to mention it.

"Mom, I asked you not to! Hudson's just an idiot, no one likes him anyway," Noah says. "He bullies everyone: It was just my turn to be his target."

When Olivia asks why, Noah says he doesn't understand why and explains how Hudson went after other kids, including one who uses they/them pronouns whom Hudson started calling "a fairy."

"Then I said that I was bi," Noah tells his mom.

At this moment, the camera lingers on Olivia's face as she takes in her son's news. (Again we ask: Where is Hargitay's Emmy?)

"And that there's no shame in being true to yourself," Noah continues.

"That's right, Noah," Olivia, clearly proud, replies, acknowledging how her son stood up for himself as well as the other bullied kid.

"That is incredibly brave," she says.

"Well, it's my truth. I just hadn't told anybody before," he tells her.

"Well thank you for telling me," Olivia says, smiling at her son.

"No big deal," he replies. "It's not like I have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it's just not fair for anybody to be left out."

"I hear that," Olivia says while pulling Noah in for a hug and dropping a kiss on his head, "I'm really proud of you."

In that moment, Olivia let Noah take the lead in the chat and didn't interrupt or push him as he spoke his truth. She also treated their talk like any other conversation.

After the episode aired, Buggle opened up about his character's big moment and how Hargitay supported him ahead of filming.

"Filming this episode was such an important, incredible and exciting experience for me. @therealmariskahargitay personally called me to talk about the script before it was finished and I felt so involved and respected," he wrote on Instagram.

"It is incredible to see Noah beginning to discover who he is. My feelings are the same, there is no shame in being true to yourself and no one deserves to be left out or bullied because of it," he continued.

"I wanted to take the time to connect you with an incredible organization that I’ve learned about that is creating safe and inclusive K-12 environments for all students. @GLSEN thank you for all you do. ~Ryan #noahbenson #svu"

"SVU" fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the scene.

I couldn’t find video of this episode.

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by Anonymousreply 385January 27, 2022 6:42 AM

He' not gay! He's trans!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1January 16, 2022 1:30 AM

Saw this today. It was very well done. Bravo SVU!

by Anonymousreply 2January 16, 2022 1:32 AM

Don't worry kid. Lots of us thought we were bisexual when we were young.

by Anonymousreply 3January 16, 2022 1:33 AM

Personally, I find this show and everything about it to be as heinous as a bloody baby butt.

by Anonymousreply 4January 16, 2022 1:34 AM

An 8 year old who is bi ??? Have they run out of fucking story lines ???

by Anonymousreply 5January 16, 2022 1:35 AM

This is a parody post, right?

by Anonymousreply 6January 16, 2022 1:36 AM

[quote]"Well, it's my truth. I just hadn't told anybody before," he tells her.

Yup, very 8-years-old. Not very desperate 20-something writers, and a somewhat more than 20-something actress. Nope, not at all.

by Anonymousreply 7January 16, 2022 1:37 AM

Having an 8 year old come out as anything is pointless since it's not like they'll be able to do anything with it.

by Anonymousreply 8January 16, 2022 1:37 AM

*phew* I was afraid he'd be gay!

by Anonymousreply 9January 16, 2022 1:38 AM

Is this real?

by Anonymousreply 10January 16, 2022 1:39 AM

Bloody fucking ridiculous. Why are we even thinking about sex and 8 year olds? Guarantee he will be trans before you know it. They're just warming up to the idea - sotra testing the waters.

by Anonymousreply 11January 16, 2022 1:41 AM

Oh yeah. Gay now, trans later.

by Anonymousreply 12January 16, 2022 1:43 AM

This is rather alarming. Why are 8-year-olds being given storylines like this?

by Anonymousreply 13January 16, 2022 1:49 AM

The bi storyline thing is fine. I'm still trying to process how a mom stumbles upon her EIGHT year old being filmed on all fours in a cage wearing a collar, by another child, and doesn't flip the fuck out about that.

That's what considered "simple" bullying these days? I must be way behind the times.

by Anonymousreply 14January 16, 2022 1:49 AM

"bisexual"? He is 8 years old! There shouldn't be anything sexual here.

Also if you watch SVU, you should already have known something about Noah, like once he told detective Benson on their way to a football practice, he was more interested in ballet class, so Benson enrolled him in the class.

by Anonymousreply 15January 16, 2022 1:53 AM

How the hell does an 8 yr old know that he is bi? Aren't all 8 yr olds bi? No one that young knows what they want.

by Anonymousreply 16January 16, 2022 1:54 AM

The actor is 11, not 8.

by Anonymousreply 17January 16, 2022 1:56 AM

This would've been more exciting if the kid was 16 or 18

by Anonymousreply 18January 16, 2022 1:57 AM

R18 = Bryan Singer

by Anonymousreply 19January 16, 2022 2:01 AM

8-year-olds don't have romantic or sexual feelings, period. This is incredibly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 20January 16, 2022 2:05 AM

I don't know about romantic r20, but I think it's just kissing at most, or just blurring friendship and romance. But then again, I don't have kids and it's been kind of awhile since I was 8.

by Anonymousreply 21January 16, 2022 2:07 AM

Fans are loving Olivia Benson's facelift more. She looks 50 again!! Once the scars have faded - cut your damn hair. Like Kyra Sedgwick, ok?

by Anonymousreply 22January 16, 2022 2:09 AM

[quote] her EIGHT year old being filmed on all fours in a cage wearing a collar, by another child, and doesn't flip the fuck out about that.


No boundaries. No boundaries with children. The gay community has always known what certain paraphilias were after. No matter how they try to glom onto other communities. The gay community knew it back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Those same people and their progeny are back vocal and strong in the trans community. Literally the same names are popping back up working with the Trans community to lower the boundaries and ages of consent for children. All in the name of "loving" and helping children be their "true authentic selves." They don't even feel the need to hide it anymore and the straights are too naive and gullible to tell them no.

WTF are these writers? And WTF approved this? Who are the people they used as "consultants" on this script?

by Anonymousreply 23January 16, 2022 2:12 AM

I knew I was gay as a young boy but I never would have been able to articulate it like this. Bad writing.

by Anonymousreply 24January 16, 2022 2:13 AM

I don't know, lots of kids who turn out to be gay had obvious signs before they hit puberty and developed sexual feelings. Though I find it hard to imagine someone that young being able to apply something as nuanced as bisexuality to their prepubescent feelings. Being transgender seems much more likely to be something a child of that age might realize about themselves.

by Anonymousreply 25January 16, 2022 2:13 AM


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by Anonymousreply 26January 16, 2022 2:15 AM

This show is so over the top. Some of the stories are ridiculous. An eight-year-old bisexual? Erm, okay.

BTW, can't stand Noah. And Olivia thinks he is the chosen child.

by Anonymousreply 27January 16, 2022 2:15 AM

Exactly r24. It's all very vague feelings and not knowing what you are even talking about. Adults stepping in and pretending that some 8-year-old is announcing his sexuality is what is so bogus here.

by Anonymousreply 28January 16, 2022 2:16 AM

JFC make this stop.

by Anonymousreply 29January 16, 2022 2:18 AM

What message are they trying to send?

by Anonymousreply 30January 16, 2022 2:18 AM

Non-binary is all the rage now. Bi is so passe’

by Anonymousreply 31January 16, 2022 2:19 AM

As a 6-7 year old, I knew that seeing a naked man on TV excited me whereas seeing a naked woman's body didn't. Same when catching a glimpse of naked male bodies in those mid-70's porn mags that I would see when I'd visit my older cousins. But I couldn't call it "gay" or anything else, I just knew it deviated from the societal norms of the time. So, yes, I believe a kid of Noah's age would know about his sexuality but I'm having a harder time buying his being so eloquent and coldly rational about it.

by Anonymousreply 32January 16, 2022 2:22 AM

I was not aware of bisexuality at 8 years old. I only had a passing idea of what being gay was because my aunt was legally married to her gay best friend for a few years (tax breaks) and she would bring him and his boyfriend du jour to our family gatherings. What a hoot she was. Anyway, I definitely had attraction to men from a young age but couldn't articulate it until middle school, probably because I didn't start thinking of men sexually until then. I just liked looking at guys and hoping they would talk to me or hug me.

by Anonymousreply 33January 16, 2022 2:24 AM

I was 7 when I realized that not everyone gets crushes on the girls they played softball with.

by Anonymousreply 34January 16, 2022 2:26 AM

Gross. They need to bring back Law & Orde—oh wait, they did! Can’t wait!

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by Anonymousreply 35January 16, 2022 2:26 AM

Oleeeebia, if you had adopted me instead we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Okay, that's all. I'm getting very sleepy, Oleeeebia...

by Anonymousreply 36January 16, 2022 2:30 AM

R36 Sweetie I can still adopt you and take care of you but you need to have something "special", please tell me you are transitioning, then we can talk!

Love you,

Saint Olivia

by Anonymousreply 37January 16, 2022 2:37 AM

[quote] "Then I said that I was bi," Noah tells his mom. At this moment, the camera lingers on Olivia's face as she takes in her son's news. (Again we ask: Where is Hargitay's Emmy?)

The dialogue just does not ring true at all. No eight year old says he has to live his truth. And is he retarded? He lets it slip that he’s bi without realizing that it would be news to his mom? Did he not remember they never had the coming out talk before? Real kids would be very guarded with that and who they tell.

by Anonymousreply 38January 16, 2022 2:38 AM

Yeah right, that kid has bossy bottom written all over him.

by Anonymousreply 39January 16, 2022 2:40 AM

This can’t be real?!!

by Anonymousreply 40January 16, 2022 2:45 AM

R36 Thanks to you thats how I refer to her now! My elderly mother is a huge fan,and when she is watching I'll walk by and go "Oleeebia,Oleeebia!" It drives her nuts.

by Anonymousreply 41January 16, 2022 2:47 AM

Ridiculous. However, to be fair, if 8 year old me had just met Uncle Elliott, I’d have announced I was Bi too.

by Anonymousreply 42January 16, 2022 2:47 AM

You're a terrible son, and a wonderful gay r40

by Anonymousreply 43January 16, 2022 2:48 AM

goddammit, meant r41

by Anonymousreply 44January 16, 2022 2:48 AM

Other Olivias could have offered him a more fabulous response.

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by Anonymousreply 45January 16, 2022 2:51 AM

This is just so wrong . Pedophile crap

by Anonymousreply 46January 16, 2022 3:04 AM

[quote]I'm still trying to process how a mom stumbles upon her EIGHT year old being filmed on all fours in a cage wearing a collar, by another child, and doesn't flip the fuck out about that.

Being that she's a sex-crimes detective, I can see that she might not have "flipped out" upon seeing this...as she's probably seen everything during her career. However, I can't believe this didn't set off all kinds of red-flags in her head about the other kid and what might be going on behind closed doors in that home. It's implausible that she wouldn't forbid further playdates with that kid and her son.

by Anonymousreply 47January 16, 2022 3:09 AM

No way an 8 year old would talk like that. This is absurd. Sure 8 year olds may know that they have crushes on men or other boys - sure they might even know they are gay - but the lines this kid spouted. No fucking way. I’m bi and living my truth. FFS.

I like Mariska but doesn’t she have a bunch of kids? I assume she knows what bullshit this is.

by Anonymousreply 48January 16, 2022 3:15 AM

If I found my son locked in a cage with a dog collar on I would have removed him and called social services on the other family because clearly something is terribly wrong in that home. I would not have fucking suggested having the psychopath to our house for the next play date. craziness.

and unfortunately, children now do speak like 'living my truth' now. The phrase is on just about every show aimed at under 25 year olds and all kinds of screwed up crap is taught now aimed at inappropriate age children (I don't necessarily consider bisexuality to be inappropriate to be mentioned in sex ex).

by Anonymousreply 49January 16, 2022 3:41 AM

That Mariska’s one smart bitch. She’s determined that Olivia doesn’t become a grandmother by Season 30.

by Anonymousreply 50January 16, 2022 4:15 AM

[quote] if 8 year old me had just met Uncle Elliott, I’d have announced I was Bi too.

I’d have announced I was a gay slut power bottom with no gag reflex

by Anonymousreply 51January 16, 2022 4:30 AM

Will cliCHÉ be lumbering through the SVU universe now?

by Anonymousreply 52January 16, 2022 4:32 AM

I wouldn't have any issue with this story if her son was at least 12-13 but an 8 year old.....that just makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 53January 16, 2022 4:33 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who watched this and thought, "what the fuck?"

I can't believe the network let that horribly written shit make it on the air.

by Anonymousreply 54January 16, 2022 4:40 AM

"When Olivia asks why, Noah says he doesn't understand why and explains how Hudson went after other kids, including one who uses they/them pronouns whom Hudson started calling 'a fairy.'"

Are the writers incorporating an ALL IN THE FAMILY script from 1974? Because I'm reading this and hearing Archie Bunker-- not an eight-year-old kid-- in my head. Did Hudson also ask Noah if he was "light in the loafers" or a "confoymed bachelor"?

"'No big deal,' he replies. 'It's not like I have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it's just not fair for anybody to be left out.'"

What do these people have against exclusive sexual orientations? Why is it a bad thing to be gay or straight? How is it remotely "not fair" if someone doesn't want to allow you access to his/her body? Why would we want to teach children that people might feel "left out" if said children don't acquiesce to their sexual demands? What happened to "stranger danger" and boundaries and all that?

by Anonymousreply 55January 16, 2022 4:44 AM

[quote]Have they run out of fucking story lines ???

Circa 2008. It's been wash, rinse and repeat ever since.

by Anonymousreply 56January 16, 2022 4:48 AM

children routinely experiment at that age or younger but typically wouldn't say they're bi , gay or even str8. in general, children are just gaining a natural curiousity and awareness in this time period, and think nothing of examining their bodies and each other or engaging in sexual play. this is a period where they begin learning boundaries, though. much like with juvenile masturbation that doesn't tend to lead the public in a tizzy because most understand the why of it. Buit many more adults are projecting onto them these days.

The dog cage bit was it bullying or playing house? again, children are evil little shits especially in play. again, the lack of boundaries can lead to some extremes.

Those that do say that they're bi or gay. it's often in the mindset of having awareness of lgbt in their life and are more apt to think it in the way of having friend that is the same sex and believing that alone makes them gay or bisexual than in the way of activities or attraction.

by Anonymousreply 57January 16, 2022 4:54 AM

Next week Benson speaks with Hudson's dad about this troubling event.

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by Anonymousreply 58January 16, 2022 5:08 AM

You are so nice, Mama Oleeeebia @ R37. Will you read Alok's children's book to me then I wake up? I'm sure we'll be able to hammer out a mutually beneficial arrangement, but first I have to go back to sleep. I am soooooo sleepy, Oleeeebia.

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by Anonymousreply 59January 16, 2022 6:07 AM

It was a cringey, awkward exchange. Who writes this stuff?

by Anonymousreply 60January 16, 2022 6:12 AM

I'm all for kids growing up with people around them who disapprove of bullying and homophobia, racism, and sexism but this need to let children "be themselves" or "their true selves" is ridiculous. They're children. They're still growing, still learning, still figuring things out. I knew I was different at 8, but I didn't know if I was gay or bisexual or transgendered. But I knew that I was going to grow up different but I knew in time that I would figure it out.

Not at 8 years old, though.

by Anonymousreply 61January 16, 2022 6:31 AM

Look at the transgender lunatics.

They all came out of their holes to talk about transgender issues when this article is clearly talking about a bisexual and badly written 8 year old unicorn character. Calm your tits, ladies!

by Anonymousreply 62January 16, 2022 6:44 AM

Precocious brat lecturing an adult about living his truth. Kill it with fire.

by Anonymousreply 63January 16, 2022 6:47 AM

I am just happy the kid didn’t come out as non-binary. So it is a victory.

by Anonymousreply 64January 16, 2022 6:47 AM

r7, it's all so tiresome. While kids that young can know whether they like boys and/or girls, the media has a habit of framing a child's understanding of their sexuality and identity specifically as uncharacteristically mature and thoughtful. No 8 year old would phrase their thoughts on the manner they way that character did. They'd just say "I like boys and girls." When asked why, they'd say something along the lines of "I don't know. I just do."

by Anonymousreply 65January 16, 2022 6:56 AM

An eight year old???? How tiresome indeed. And wrong.

by Anonymousreply 66January 16, 2022 7:16 AM

Having an 8-year old discuss something as complex as sexuality is ridiculous. Maybe on the next show he can discuss his investment strategy toward obtaining a comfortable retirement or maybe we can hear his take on the situation in the Ukraine

Forcing kids to discuss their feeling on very adult emotions is borderline abuse. Kid's understanding of sexuality comes in bits and pieces over many years. That's why they need adults to give them the information at a pace equal to their ability to understand them

by Anonymousreply 67January 16, 2022 7:22 AM

^ At 8 years old he should be thinking about what he wants to be when he grows up not who he wants to fuck

by Anonymousreply 68January 16, 2022 7:36 AM

A childhood playdate gets weird when Kurt Metzger’s friend suggests they play “police.”

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by Anonymousreply 69January 16, 2022 7:40 AM

This is clever manipulation. They are wringing out the last possible content of this tired rag of a show. Although it is great casting of Noah. He does act like a limp wristed fairy.

by Anonymousreply 70January 16, 2022 7:42 AM

Sexualizing an 8 year old is the ultimate in pedophilia. Good going Hollywood. Disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 71January 16, 2022 7:49 AM

I love that little pillow biter.

by Anonymousreply 72January 16, 2022 7:49 AM

if you look at youth and young adults today, can you honestly say that a zero tolerance against bullying helped them in any way?

If it gets better... you need to go through some shit to build some character

lest we end up with a generation obsessed with microaggressions, trigger warnings and never growing up... like those identifying as animals or republicans.

by Anonymousreply 73January 16, 2022 7:55 AM

So dumb.

But even more disturbing: Can't they get Mariska to lose some weight and get a facelift during hiatus?

Her huge puffy jowls make her really hard to look at.

by Anonymousreply 74January 16, 2022 7:56 AM

Incredibly over the top. The kid should have said something(s) to raise Olivia's suspicion but to be so articulate like an experimenting teenager at his age? No.

by Anonymousreply 75January 16, 2022 8:01 AM

Kids these days are so smart. No wonder they're totally capable of understanding the effects of puberty blockers and other hormones on their bodies so that we can trans them at age 4.

by Anonymousreply 76January 16, 2022 8:57 AM

What did he come out for?

by Anonymousreply 77January 16, 2022 9:38 AM

I liked hugging boys when I was around 4-5, I chased them all around the school yard playing "catch me if you can", and that was my excuse playing IT. I always thought boys were really cute, and enjoyed their company and horse play, rolling around on the ground. It was awesome all through elementary school. The middle school and the locker room, oh wow, a revelation into high school. Guys are more into it than you think, especially one on one, they'd never admit it to or in front of their friends. Kids are totally aware today, everything is online, there is no mystery, they Google it.

by Anonymousreply 78January 16, 2022 9:49 AM

R78 Mr Nambla thinks babies of 4 or 5 should have a relevant sexuality. You're sick. Pedophile.

by Anonymousreply 79January 16, 2022 9:57 AM

Popular culture sexualizing children is not ok. And we, the gays, will be blamed for this.

by Anonymousreply 80January 16, 2022 10:04 AM

Is this about the actress from Pretty Little Liars?

by Anonymousreply 81January 16, 2022 10:45 AM

This is why they hate us and this is how the GOP is going to win easily this fall = Trans Rights..Covid Fatigue...Inflation..

by Anonymousreply 82January 16, 2022 11:15 AM

The Trans are pushing this way too far. OMG = An 8 YEAR OLD talking about bisexuality.!!....WTF....So an 8 year old is sexually attracted to BOTH sexes?....wtf!!.....This is kind of sick. This is Michael Jackson level bullshit....

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by Anonymousreply 83January 16, 2022 11:20 AM

I’m sure trans rights will not be in the top 10 issues that affect voters but you keep linking them to legitimate concerns and maybe someday it will come true and justify the time you’ve devoted to feeling threatened by them.

by Anonymousreply 84January 16, 2022 11:21 AM

R84 = STFU....EVERY gay is "threatened" by them because GAYS are the ones who will be targeted for the TRANS behaviors...I hope you don't have a Gay Marriage you want to keep because it is very possibly going to be overturned when the GOP gets the chance. Gay MEN are getting tired of this..LINK

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by Anonymousreply 85January 16, 2022 11:26 AM

Are the trans working with the GOP to take away gay marriage. Critical reasoning isn’t really your thing, is it?

I’m not sure if you are Andrew Sullivan, or Milo or Aaron Schock, but your divisive use of Right Wing tactics and fear mongering to stoke hate is pretty repugnant. maybe you are just a run of the meal GOP operative or a psyop from Russia or China.

Regardless, your transparent fomenting really needs to find some new material. The “this is why Dems lose elections” is really laughably cliché especially when they have the White House and both Houses of Congress.

Save your election “analysis” for 2023 when it might play better. It won’t but you keep trying.

by Anonymousreply 86January 16, 2022 11:38 AM

Of the alphabet soup, I can guarantee the Gs, the Ls, the Bs, don't stand with or for the Ts. They stand alone.

by Anonymousreply 87January 16, 2022 11:46 AM

If you had all that nefarious power that you ascribe to the “T’s”, you’d be alone too. So very scary and the source of all that is wrong in the world.

by Anonymousreply 88January 16, 2022 11:50 AM

R86 = The TRANS don't have to be "working for the GOP"....The Transvestites are doing all the work for free....The GOP is going to be hammering this in the summer thru the fall. And SCOTUS will overturn Gay Marriage when it gets in front of them again, just like they are going to overturn Roe V Wade...EVERY DAY the Right Wing are going after Trans. Sorry YOU are living in a bubble. Good Luck and STFU...

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by Anonymousreply 89January 16, 2022 11:55 AM

The Ts stand alone, what is this the Framer in the Fuckin Dell?

by Anonymousreply 90January 16, 2022 11:56 AM

Seriously? You are going to post a link to Breitbart. Why don’t you just tattoo divisive, partisan troll on your five head?

by Anonymousreply 91January 16, 2022 11:58 AM

R91 = YOU said gays were "threatened" by the TRANSvestites.....If anyone is a troll it is YOU....And I told you to STFU...

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by Anonymousreply 92January 16, 2022 12:06 PM

You mad, bruh? Post the breitbart link again. I didn’t get to fully ignore it the first two times.

by Anonymousreply 93January 16, 2022 12:09 PM

An 8 year old given an adult sexual identity is proof Hollywood is populated with nothing but pedos.

by Anonymousreply 94January 16, 2022 12:11 PM

The article reads like a parody.

by Anonymousreply 95January 16, 2022 12:14 PM

That is just grade-C undergraduate creative writing assignment crap. I think we can agree that the should be embarrassed by how heavy handed that scripting was.

by Anonymousreply 96January 16, 2022 12:15 PM

I'm a fan of all three L&O franchises and SVU has become increasingly PC and woke (sorry to use that term but it's true) over the years, inserting politicized stuff into episodes. The show was better years ago when there was less of this.

by Anonymousreply 97January 16, 2022 12:20 PM

R93 = "Bruh"....oh...okay....I get it...You are more "urban" than I am. Let me guess--are you from Oakland?..I am thankful we are not face to face you be tempted to take my car. Anyways. You think Gay Men are "threatened" by Transvestites. I cannot argue with that level of stupidity. Have a wonderful day.

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by Anonymousreply 98January 16, 2022 12:24 PM

0/10 for the EST. Repulsion at the stealth pedo thread.

by Anonymousreply 99January 16, 2022 12:36 PM

Corporately mandated weirdness.

by Anonymousreply 100January 16, 2022 12:37 PM

Nobody knows what they are by the age of eight? Lol.

You bitches are fucking NUTS. I knew I was gay by the age of five.

Don’t act like your sexual repression is everyone’s experience. Fucking puritans.

by Anonymousreply 101January 16, 2022 12:42 PM

I didn't even know what "bi" was at 8 years old.

by Anonymousreply 102January 16, 2022 12:43 PM

^ I didn't know what "Gay" was at 8. In retrospect I can see where I was Gay at an early age, but if an adult had asked me at 8 to articulate those feelings I would have freaked out

by Anonymousreply 103January 16, 2022 12:49 PM

I feel the same way R103. But I guess we both grew up in a different era before the interwebs.

Or maybe that boy who put him in the cage told him what "bi" meant.

by Anonymousreply 104January 16, 2022 12:52 PM

If an 8 year old is telling you they are SEXUALLY attracted to boys AND girls---you need to take them to a therapist. A child's unhealthy focus on sex could be a sign of molestation. Why didn't they just age the kid to a teenager? That would have been more believable.

by Anonymousreply 105January 16, 2022 12:55 PM

This could be believable at 11, 12, or 13. But 8? No way.

by Anonymousreply 106January 16, 2022 12:58 PM

Again, the actor is 11, not 8. I would be very interested what age the SVU writers are portraying Noah to be, and I wonder if OP's source verified this in their article. I definitely knew I was gay at 11, and not when I was 8.

by Anonymousreply 107January 16, 2022 1:02 PM

@r106, Exactly, at 8 I couldn't identify any feeling as being Gay, straight or Bi, because I didn't have sexual desire at 8. I didn't have an orgasm until I was almost 12 how could I understand true sexual desire before that

by Anonymousreply 108January 16, 2022 1:03 PM

Well the gayling who plays Noah loves to dance. They should have just made that the storyline.

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by Anonymousreply 109January 16, 2022 1:08 PM

[QUOTE] No eight year old says he has to live his truth.

Maybe he spends his time watching Oprah reruns.

by Anonymousreply 110January 16, 2022 1:08 PM

^ I wanted my parents to hire a male babysitter. I see this as an early indication of being Gay, but I certainly didn't want the male babysitter to fuck me... That came a few years later ;-)

by Anonymousreply 111January 16, 2022 1:12 PM

Olivia is still working too many hours and not giving that kid enough attention. The SVU team was working 24 hours + straight a couple weeks ago hunting for the group of white supremacists causing chaos in Manhattan in the episode a few weeks ago. Who was taking care of Noah durirng that episode? The kid is going to have attachment disorder.

by Anonymousreply 112January 16, 2022 1:13 PM

People still watch this show?

by Anonymousreply 113January 16, 2022 1:16 PM

Next I'm going to announce I'm transgender!

by Anonymousreply 114January 16, 2022 1:18 PM

When I was eight, I knew I liked autobots better than deceptacons but it wasn't until middle school that I figured out I might be "different" than other boys. If this remotely resembles any eight year old kids life today --living their truth, blah, blah, blah-- my heart goes out to them. That's not being a kid, gay or otherwise, that's pressured preforming for others and a cry for attention. No wonder so many of them are riddled with anxiety.

by Anonymousreply 115January 16, 2022 1:19 PM

The real question how many more years can this show last? When Iced Tea turns 70 will that be enough?

by Anonymousreply 116January 16, 2022 1:20 PM

R115 it's part of the trans push to say children have autonomy and "know" their "truth" even at a very young age. So children must be affirmed at every step, no matter how ridiculous their claims or how much they've been influenced at school.

And yes it's a short step to pedophilia being allowed, because if children can make their own decisions, then...

by Anonymousreply 117January 16, 2022 1:21 PM

From all of the media and articles, i don't see trans being "pushed" by the schools though, R117. It's by the parents, usually the mana bears. You know, the ones who love to write their blogs and get their reality tv programs. The schools are the ones in the news not wanting to give in to those mama bears about bathrooms, special treatment, etc.

by Anonymousreply 118January 16, 2022 1:27 PM

R118 oh, it's being helped along by many teachers. There's a whole ecosystem now.

And the schools are deathly afraid of being accused of killing trans students.

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by Anonymousreply 119January 16, 2022 1:31 PM

How the fuck would an 8-year-old know what being bisexual was? And it's also such a copout--he's neither nor gay nor straight. Bullshit. And the dog collar stuff? That's just kinky. I found the whole thing vomitous. I'm sorry they brought this shit show back.

by Anonymousreply 120January 16, 2022 1:33 PM

Thanks for the link, R119. I had no idea. I'll check it out

by Anonymousreply 121January 16, 2022 1:34 PM

@r120, I agree, it's one thing to believe an 8 year old is capable of knowing his sexual identity, but to add that layer of kink is just too much

by Anonymousreply 122January 16, 2022 1:36 PM

Many large school organizations in the US have guidelines on affirming their genders and sexualities - Chicago Public Schools, for example - and this is what the teachers are required to do. Google "gender affirming care school guidelines" and you'll see a lot of school systems are part of it.

by Anonymousreply 123January 16, 2022 1:37 PM

Does anything else think that Hargitay is looking more and more like Caitlyn Jenner?

by Anonymousreply 124January 16, 2022 1:37 PM

^ I guess all old ladies start to look alike

by Anonymousreply 125January 16, 2022 1:39 PM

My god this show really riled up the loonies here. I may have to watch it now

by Anonymousreply 126January 16, 2022 1:42 PM

Will Olivia get him a cage for his puny cocklet?

by Anonymousreply 127January 16, 2022 1:44 PM

R126 yes, watch it. Go now, do it! You must support them!

by Anonymousreply 128January 16, 2022 1:46 PM

What kid talks like that?

by Anonymousreply 129January 16, 2022 1:47 PM

R129, the kid who's in the head of the adult script writer. So stupid.

by Anonymousreply 130January 16, 2022 1:49 PM

R128 well, since you're hysterically posting and shrieking about "transgender this and that" on a topic that has nothing to do with that, I think that yes, you're a loonie.

by Anonymousreply 131January 16, 2022 1:52 PM

R131 posting a short bit of information to explain is hardly "hysterically posting and shrieking", but you do you with the extreme hyperbole there.

Identified the Zoomer.

by Anonymousreply 132January 16, 2022 1:55 PM

And yes, it's perfectly relevant to the topic, because eight year olds don't come out as bisexual unless they have been influenced in some way. The fact that the screenwriter thinks this is "normal" is the issue, and it's because of the ongoing propaganda around gender and affirming identities, no matter what age.

by Anonymousreply 133January 16, 2022 1:57 PM

SVU has always been garbage copaganda anyway.

by Anonymousreply 134January 16, 2022 2:01 PM

Fuck off R82. How the fuck is a TV show supposed to cause the downfall of democracy?

Jesus Christ you are retarded.

by Anonymousreply 135January 16, 2022 2:03 PM

I am laughing so hard at these comments.

Clearly they don't have any gay writers on the staff. Gays would know how ridiculous this writing is. Why are assholes so anxious to advocate for communities they are not a part of without being LEAD by those communities? Same happens for Civil rights all the time. This is why America made it a priority to celebrate Juneteenth day instead of pushing for voting rights... but i digress...

At 8 years old, his little dick isn't getting hard. How would he know he wants to fuck everybody for the rest of his life when he doesn't know what fucking is (he better not know, or Oleebia needs to chat with CPS)?

I'm impressed that he "doesn't want anyone to be left out" because at 8, most girls "have cooties."

But having the kid announce he is bisexual at 8 is just fucking stupid. My first question would be, "how the fuck do you know that word?" Second question, "what do you think that means?"

by Anonymousreply 136January 16, 2022 2:16 PM

I'm assuming the psychopathic Hudson will make a return in a much later episode as a collar obsessed molester who takes Noah and his non binary lover Jayden hostage? This is clearly foreshadowing!

by Anonymousreply 137January 16, 2022 2:27 PM

The story would have been more interesting if Olivia investigated and discovered the other kid, the bully, was a victim of sexual abuse. There are tons of warning signs in that kid's behavior.

by Anonymousreply 138January 16, 2022 2:27 PM

The most hilarious part of this whole thing is Olivias rather casual reaction to her son being forced to wear a collar and sit in a cage by his clearly insane classmate. " Ah well...I suppose we'll just have Hudson come over to OUR house next time. I mean we don't have any cages in our place so problem solved I guess".

by Anonymousreply 139January 16, 2022 2:30 PM

R138 You may be on to something. First, Noah takes a ballet class. Second, Noah is part of a Dom/Sub scene! I guess somebody has to get raped next? It should be the bully kid to be raped (past or present) because that would explain how he is familiar with this type of graphic sexual role play. If they go this route, I just hope the abuser is not a man. That has been overdone.

I don't understand why Oleebia (an SVU detective) sees this as a moment of clarity for her son rather than a situation getting out of control between her young son and this older clearly abusive tormentor! I would have been horrified and no way in hell would Noah be socializing with that kid at anybody's house.

by Anonymousreply 140January 16, 2022 2:39 PM

Then he can be a free range Noah R139.

by Anonymousreply 141January 16, 2022 2:40 PM

"At 8 years old, his little dick isn't getting hard"

Yes it is, it just doesn't know why

by Anonymousreply 142January 16, 2022 2:43 PM

Why does little Noah attract such a disproportionate amount of drama?

by Anonymousreply 143January 16, 2022 2:47 PM

The name Hudson should have been a red flag for douchebaggery. Don't trust anyone with a surname for a 1st name.

by Anonymousreply 144January 16, 2022 2:49 PM

What were the actor's parents thinking? How do you prep a child actor for a scene like that?!


by Anonymousreply 145January 16, 2022 2:52 PM

R124 Mariska does look bad, but Donal Logue (brought back for the episode prior to the one we are discussing now) looks even worse. Don't know what happened to him.

by Anonymousreply 146January 16, 2022 2:54 PM

R142... I was inartful in wording that. My point is a prepubescent boy's (or even baby's) erections are not connected to romantic feelings. They are not mentally and emotionally advanced enough to connect a hard dick with sexual attraction so there is no way he could know he is bisexual or anything sexual. That is irrelevant to his declaration.

by Anonymousreply 147January 16, 2022 2:54 PM

The irony this was one of the better episodes lately -- not great, but not yawn-inducing either like some of the others. But they decided to shoehorn this Noah weirdness into the beginning and end of the episode.

by Anonymousreply 148January 16, 2022 2:55 PM

The gayling actor who plays Noah seems sweet. He has a stage mother from hell - I have no doubt. She’s probably a nightmare.

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by Anonymousreply 149January 16, 2022 2:57 PM

Does an eight year old really say something like "it's my truth?"

I think this missed the mark. It should have been about Benson suspecting, processing. The lesson was for parents. How many eight year olds watch SUV?

by Anonymousreply 150January 16, 2022 2:57 PM

Disgraceful. These are mad times.

by Anonymousreply 151January 16, 2022 2:57 PM

[quote]Why does little Noah attract such a disproportionate amount of drama?

Wasn't he a crack baby?

by Anonymousreply 152January 16, 2022 2:59 PM

This woke crap is cat nip for pedophiles . Specializing children earlier and earlier . Fits perfectly with NAMBLA motto “ sex before eight before it’s too late.”

by Anonymousreply 153January 16, 2022 3:03 PM

R151 There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

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by Anonymousreply 155January 16, 2022 3:03 PM


Welcome to 500BC

by Anonymousreply 156January 16, 2022 3:13 PM

WTF? When I was an 8 year old boy I just wanted to go to the Circus and roller blade. This is kind of hilarious in a theatre of the absurd way though. A 45 year old midget should play Noah from here out

by Anonymousreply 157January 16, 2022 5:13 PM

An 8 year old? When I was 8 sex was the last thing in my head.

by Anonymousreply 158January 16, 2022 5:23 PM

They could get Chucky from AJLT.

by Anonymousreply 159January 16, 2022 5:25 PM

When Noah turns 17, Olivia will ask Elliott over to strip for Noah. Then they’ll find out how gay he really is.

by Anonymousreply 160January 16, 2022 5:30 PM

I knew I was "different" at a very young age,but I had no idea how until I hit 11-12. Of course in the 60s-70s there wasnt a whole lot of info out there about being gay. I guess we do have to take into account its a vastly different world now. If an 8 year old knows he feels differently than other 8 year olds,he can google it.

by Anonymousreply 161January 16, 2022 6:47 PM

A new spinoff coming this Fall to NBC- SVU: LGBTQIA++MAP, the Pedophile Protection Police

by Anonymousreply 162January 16, 2022 8:09 PM

R149 = That kid is seriously queeny.....I predict a TRANS story next.

by Anonymousreply 163January 17, 2022 12:13 AM

I haven't seen this mess of a show in several years. Anyone want to fill me in on how Benson got a kid? One night stand, adoption, affair, or turkey baster?

by Anonymousreply 164January 17, 2022 12:16 AM

They should do like what soaps do and age him up

by Anonymousreply 165January 17, 2022 12:17 AM

R164 the mother of that kid died (I think) and Benson adopted him. Then the bio-grandmother kidnapped him and there was a big story cycle about that.

by Anonymousreply 166January 17, 2022 12:18 AM

R165 If they go the soap route they should give him an evil twin named Nolan who shows up one day out of nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 167January 17, 2022 12:19 AM

If they go the soap route, they should make that kid disappear and say it was a dream.

by Anonymousreply 168January 17, 2022 12:25 AM

Interesting that neither Benson nor Rollins can hold a man. They both had to have kids through other means.

by Anonymousreply 169January 17, 2022 12:26 AM

My truth? Did Noah also say that he was gaslit by a narcissist?

by Anonymousreply 170January 17, 2022 12:36 AM

R170 Fuck off, narcissism troll. There is no such thing.

by Anonymousreply 171January 17, 2022 1:11 AM

I'm coming out as asexual.

by Anonymousreply 172January 17, 2022 1:25 AM

He said the bully was making fun of anyone with neo pronouns. 8 year-year-olds don’t change their pronouns. 8 year-year-olds hardly know what pronouns are.

by Anonymousreply 173January 17, 2022 2:18 AM

Noah is not 8. If you don’t watch the show save your bs outrage for something else.

by Anonymousreply 174January 17, 2022 2:20 AM

Well, the actor playing Noah had a role in “The Inheritance “ on Broadway, so he knows what it’s like to be around homos.

by Anonymousreply 175January 17, 2022 2:23 AM

Noah wants a sewing machine for his birthday, Oleebia.

by Anonymousreply 176January 17, 2022 2:27 AM

The Conners added Logan---the bad boy sexually promiscuous teen with his eye on Mark....But at least they are TEENS.

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by Anonymousreply 177January 17, 2022 4:24 AM

That makes sense at least. At 14 we start humping everything.

by Anonymousreply 178January 17, 2022 4:38 AM

The writing and acting on The Conners has improved immensely. I objected above to this 8 year old sexuality thing but the treatment of the 14 year olds' sexuality on The Conners is perfect.

by Anonymousreply 179January 17, 2022 6:52 AM

The Conners is a fucking nightmare portrayal of a dystopian Amerikkka. There are about a million things wrong with that horrible shitshow.

by Anonymousreply 180January 17, 2022 9:25 AM

[Quote]There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

R151 Stop talking about the Kardashians!

by Anonymousreply 181January 17, 2022 9:35 AM

R180 = Logan acting like a horny gay teenager in Lanford is way more believable than an 8 year old claiming to be bisexual on L+O...

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by Anonymousreply 182January 17, 2022 9:36 AM

R182 Like I or anyone gives any fucks for The Conners. It should have been canceled in the first season when not one of them remembered how to act.

by Anonymousreply 183January 17, 2022 9:46 AM

I hate The Connors, but let's not pretend that anyone on SVU can act either. It's a fucking clown-show of terrible acting, writing and directing. I refuse to watch one minute of either.

by Anonymousreply 184January 17, 2022 9:54 AM

Sorry 184 but here at DL we love SVU and especially Elliott Stabler.

by Anonymousreply 185January 17, 2022 9:58 AM

I know this much though, and only because I lived through the tumblrina invasion of DL years ago when the fans of Raul Esparza found DL, so here goes.

I'll start with this - Olivia found the baby at a drug bust and somehow adopted him, because, you know, there were no other suitable families in NYC waiting to adopt a baby.

Several Raul stans invaded DL, took over the then popular threads about him and speculated on both Raul's and his character's sexuality. The show never said that Barba was gay or bi, though many thought the character was gay. Raul's fans made a huge deal of Raul being bisexual and felt insulted that his character on SVU wasn't also an out bi man. If you mentioned to any of them that Raul himself wasn't an out bi man, they had meltdowns of the highest order. If posters implied that they felt that Barba was a gay man, Raul's stans freaked the fuck out. Many of them harassed writers for the show on social media and made campaigns to get SVU to have an out bi character. One of the show's writers eventually (according to Raul stans here on DL) befriended a couple of these loons, and they claimed that they convinced her that the show needed a bi character since B.D. Wong's character was an out gay man and was therefore the token gay. If you have Twitter, you'll see that the head show runner from the old Raul days is back, and according to DL, those crazed fans also tweeted at him non-stop for a bi character in honour of Raul.

Are you insane, R185? Few here like SVU. It's been panned on DL for the longest time.

by Anonymousreply 186January 17, 2022 10:09 AM

It was so WOKE it was painful. Why are we sexualizing little kids?

by Anonymousreply 187January 17, 2022 10:17 AM

[quote]Why are we sexualizing little kids?

My friend's son came out as bi when he was 10. He's almost 15 now and identifies as gay.

It seems the show continues to rip their stories from the headlines.

by Anonymousreply 188January 17, 2022 10:24 AM

R188 Sure, Jan. No kid under 16 has any type of sexual identity. Legally they are just children.

by Anonymousreply 189January 17, 2022 10:29 AM

R186 All you have to do is go to the search bar and type in SVU to see how much the show is discussed here on DL. A sizable number of people love the show.

There are gay advocates always pushing for gay and bi characters (especially when the actor portraying the character is gay or bi). I am not surprised people would want Barba to be gay. As far as I know, this sexuality has not been directly addressed on the show.

People have mixed reactions to Raul Barba because he is flamboyant and has RGF (Resting Gay Face). I have no problem with him. But that bug-eyed "I'm cruising you big boy" look is his default expression. Some find that expression coupled with the way he effeminately flits around to be offensive. But you should not mistake that for hatred of the show.

After 23 Seasons, a lot of SVU episodes are STILL being discussed. This thread is about a recent episode. And they know the history of the show as well since Chris Meloni has a lot of fans here. They don't hate the show the way you seem to think they do.

by Anonymousreply 190January 17, 2022 10:35 AM

Law & Order: Literal Violence

by Anonymousreply 191January 17, 2022 10:38 AM

R190 = Likes to hear himself type.

by Anonymousreply 192January 17, 2022 10:39 AM

OOPs, I mean "Rafael" Barba, AKA Raul Esparza

by Anonymousreply 193January 17, 2022 10:40 AM

R192 apparently you do too since you chose to type that pointless stupidity for attention.

by Anonymousreply 194January 17, 2022 10:42 AM

LOL, R190, they weren't gay or bi advocates, they were a collection of Raul stalkers and stans with an assortment of undiagnosed mental illnesses, who wrote fanfic and had tumblrs about him and his character. If you check many of the SVU threads, there are many people who complain about how horrible the show is now.

Do you remember the old DL threads about Raul? Were you even here on DL at the time? If you were, then surely you'd recall his deranged fans from SVU who made their way here somehow. Some of them literally stalked him, they were crazy, crazy times.

I never cared for Raul on SVU or on stage, I don't like his style or acting or his singing voice and unlike his crazed fans, I actually knew him as a theatre actor long before he started on SVU.

by Anonymousreply 195January 17, 2022 10:47 AM

Spin-Off....Next Season = Law and Order : Elementary....It will be Noah at school as he navigates the math class and science, looking for same minded 8 year old bisexuals....FYI = OP was a story posted by NBC promoting....wait for it....an NBC show.....That's like McDonalds doing a story on how great Big Macs are.

by Anonymousreply 196January 17, 2022 10:47 AM

R195 I get it. To say you don't like Raul would be an understatement. Ok. But that doesn't mean people hate the show. By the way, he's no longer even on it.

by Anonymousreply 197January 17, 2022 10:51 AM

OMG, R197, the show gets panned here, with or without Raul. Mariska is a terrible actress, Ice T phones it in every episode, the rest of the cast isn't great either. Read some of the comments here and in other threads and you'll see that the show gets a lot of hate.

Whether or not I like Raul has little to do with my post at R195. You thought the people harassing the writers were gay advocates when they were really just deranged fans who brought their untreated mental illnesses from Tumblr to here. Perhaps you're one of them?? Are you responsible for killing the legendary series of Raul and his tbcjscpctscroc threads by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 198January 17, 2022 10:58 AM

R198 You are like a dog with a bone with this shit. Get over yourself. I'm not going crawling through old threads. I am on here every day and happen to know (whether you like it or not), the show has a lot of fans. You don't have to like it.

SVU is the longest running spinoff of the wildly popular Law and Order franchise and it has consistently does well in the 18-49 ratings demographic. You sound like a grumpy OLD "get off my lawn" eldergay. Nobody cares about the Raul. You are clearly allowing whatever past experience you had with his fans to color your view of the show and its fans. For you to call me a crazed Raul stan because I like the show is further proof of your mental problems. Get help man.

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by Anonymousreply 199January 17, 2022 11:52 AM

If my kid was forced into a dog cage and collar during a playdate, there wouldn’t be another. I wouldn’t bring that kid into my home, either, I don’t know why Oleebia thought that was somehow safer or more comfortable for little gay Noah.

by Anonymousreply 200January 17, 2022 12:10 PM

R200 = Law+Order:Elementary is going to address the dog cage next season. It's the episode right before Noah starts the 3rd Grade Bisexual Awareness Club. Then Olivia shows up in the fourth episode to investigate the Glee Club because they aren't diverse enough.

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by Anonymousreply 201January 17, 2022 12:30 PM

Olivia wants to invite the bully to her house not just to show Noah she supports his lifestyle, but also so she can watch.

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by Anonymousreply 202January 17, 2022 12:48 PM


You are so fucking ignorant. What is scum like you doing on a gay forum?

by Anonymousreply 203January 17, 2022 12:53 PM

R203 Fuck off back to NAMBLA. Pedophile.

by Anonymousreply 204January 17, 2022 1:03 PM

R189 is more of a troll, purposefully distorting what's being said here. No one under 16? No one is saying that. They are eight is not realistic for someone to have such well developed and distinct identity, the language (my truth) is not realistic and that issues are raised about popular culture focusing on children's sexuality. One does wonder why R189 chooses to distort what's being said here.

by Anonymousreply 205January 17, 2022 1:04 PM

R205 Take your pedophilia to another site, sicko.

by Anonymousreply 206January 17, 2022 1:05 PM

I knew I was gay in elementary school. But I pretended to have crushes on girls.

Why are we denying gay/bi people’s real experiences and truth? Some of y’all sound like QAnon loons.

by Anonymousreply 207January 17, 2022 1:10 PM


Funny how no one bats an eye when kids have straight crushes. Straight sexuality is promoted all the time to kids. But it’s only a problem to you when kids recognize they’re attracted to the same sex or know gay exists.

by Anonymousreply 208January 17, 2022 1:24 PM

Well R186, Raul did play a transwoman on an episode of L&O Criminal Intent called "Ladys Man". So maybe there is some basis to it?

by Anonymousreply 209January 17, 2022 1:27 PM

Although all actors are saying someone else's words, a huge problem with this episode is having a kid spouting words that were so obviously forced into his mouth by an adult. Setting aside the words from whatever a child that age may be experiencing, the words don't ring true to what a child would say.

The other bigger (and more serious) problem is having a child that young even talking about sexuality at all. Why was this sandwiched in at the end of the episode? TV has a limited ability (and we have limited time) to explore topics. I don't think most viewers watch SVU to contemplate the sexual identity of an 8 year old. It's creepy. TV broadcasters should use precious air time responsibly. This was a serious misstep and a betrayal to fans of the show.

by Anonymousreply 210January 17, 2022 1:33 PM

Children’s shows have always promoted straight sexuality. Look at the Disney shows where the children have straight crushes/boyfriends/girlfriends. And all of the cartoons that children watch have straight romance.

For some reason you don’t have a problem with any of that, it’s only gay/bi sexuality you have a problem with. How convenient.

by Anonymousreply 211January 17, 2022 1:40 PM

[QUOTE] they were crazy, crazy times.

MARY! How did ANY of you survive that R195?

by Anonymousreply 212January 17, 2022 1:40 PM

[QUOTE] After 23 Seasons, a lot of SVU episodes are STILL being discussed. This thread is about a recent episode. And they know the history of the show as well since Chris Meloni has a lot of fans here. They don't hate the show the way you seem to think they do.

I'm not sure it rises to the level of love or hate.

I'm a big fan of the mothership and & CI, and *some* of the old SVU episodes, which were actually entertaining, moving at times etc. But I've always thought SVU was the weakest of the three shows in the franchies (sorry I don't really count Organized Crime, Trial By Jury etc because I've never watched them and don't care about them).

I continue to watch SVU for nostalgia's sake because it's still on the air, being produced in new episodes, and I hope for the occasional interesting episode. But I'm not an idiot, I'm aware that Ice T and Mariska are just phoning it in to collect a paycheck, and the constant attempts by the show to be PC and socially relevant are predictable and tedious. They insert bi characters like Kat into the show in an attempt to be relevant and then it doesn't work out and they fire the actor.

Most of all the show has just run out of steam at this point. There are only so many angles on sex cases you can do in 23 years. What was still fresh and/or shocking when Benson/Stabler were on is now old hat to viewers. Which is why the "team" seems to be pulled into non-sex cases frequently these days in a desperate attempt to make something interesting happen.

by Anonymousreply 213January 17, 2022 1:49 PM

I always thought that the reason Barba got a love internet (male or female) was because writers were scared of the crazy Raul fans.

by Anonymousreply 214January 17, 2022 2:14 PM

R213 You can equivocate til the cows come home, but if you didn't like it, you wouldn't watch it. There I condensed all that bothsidersism down for you.

by Anonymousreply 215January 17, 2022 2:14 PM

Well tell that to USA Today, r174.

by Anonymousreply 216January 17, 2022 2:37 PM

Sorry, I meant the Today Show.

by Anonymousreply 217January 17, 2022 2:39 PM

I can't believe the fact that Raul played a trans woman of color escaped notice on here, except by me of course. WHOOSH! That's the sound of it going straight over DLers heads.

by Anonymousreply 218January 17, 2022 2:59 PM

Wasn't he in the original twice?

by Anonymousreply 219January 17, 2022 3:02 PM

These threads just show how fucked up heteronormativity is.

Sorry but you can’t say gay & bi = sex and not say the same for the straight, which is EVERYWHERE and indoctrinated to children.

The literal definition of gay and bi is “attracted to the same sex”/“attracted to both sexes”. How is that “inappropriate” for kids but straight isn’t (the definition being “attracted to the opposite sex”).

by Anonymousreply 220January 17, 2022 3:14 PM


It's not the fact that he is bi, it's that he's so self-aware and speaks in pompous cliches about it.

by Anonymousreply 221January 17, 2022 3:39 PM

How is Olivia related to Robby?

by Anonymousreply 222January 17, 2022 3:57 PM


And I’m talking about the many people in this thread conflating bi and gay with the act of sex when they know they know they don’t do the same with straight and straight is normalized and presented to kids since birth.

by Anonymousreply 223January 17, 2022 4:26 PM

Bisexual. Lol of course, it's not woke enough to call yourself gay anymore so now we have TV shows writing 8 year olds with identities they don't understand.

by Anonymousreply 224January 17, 2022 4:28 PM


Why can’t 8 year olds understand that some people like both sexes? Why can’t they understand that some people like the same sex? People like you are why gay and bi kids face so much adversity.

by Anonymousreply 225January 17, 2022 4:31 PM

They’re taught that males and females like each other. Why can’t they understand that males also like males and females also like females? Why wouldn’t they be capable of understanding that if they can understand straight attraction?

by Anonymousreply 226January 17, 2022 4:35 PM

So much heteronormativity in this thread. Y’all are exactly why gay and bi kids will always face shit. You cave to the straight normalcy. I can’t stand y’all.

by Anonymousreply 227January 17, 2022 4:50 PM

Oh darn. We All are so sad y'all don't like us.

by Anonymousreply 228January 17, 2022 4:56 PM

This is what an 8 year old looks like. He's not str8, bi or gay. He's a little kid who wants to play.

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by Anonymousreply 229January 17, 2022 5:16 PM

Googled the actor who plays Noah. Just as I thought, he is not 8, he is 12 years old. Someone on this board just pulled 8 years old out of their ass.

by Anonymousreply 230January 17, 2022 5:27 PM

I knew I liked boys at 8 so you can shut the fuck up. It’s actually different for every person. Some don’t know until later, some earlier.

by Anonymousreply 231January 17, 2022 5:31 PM

The article said he was 8 years old on the show, stupid cunt.

by Anonymousreply 232January 17, 2022 5:36 PM


I had a crush on my best friend

by Anonymousreply 233January 17, 2022 5:37 PM

Nobody wants to see an 8 year old in an S&M scene (that he may or may not have participated in voluntarily) later admit he is bisexual.

I don't know why some wanna make this about gay or straight when it is about not wanting to see children sexualized.

I have yet to see an 8 year old announce on prime time tv that he is heterosexual. I don't wanna see that either.

Stop trying to distort this and (perhaps inadvertently) give perverts and pedos a license to hurt kids.

I thought taking Noah to ballet class was cute. I would have been fine with him telling Olivia that "I think I like boys as much as girls" or even saying something like "I may marry a boy or a girl when I grow up."

But it seems like the writers were so hell bent on placing adult thoughts and language in this kid that they made it creepy and inappropriate. It's the handling of it that I think so many of us are criticizing. If you are writing for kids, put it in their words.

When balancing being "woke" vs. protecting kids from being abused and trafficked it becomes clear that if is the most effective way NBC can present such a sensitive topic then they need to find something else to talk about.

by Anonymousreply 234January 17, 2022 5:43 PM


Heteros never really have to “announce” they’re heteros, no matter the situation. But I have seen 8 year olds in media flaunt their attraction to the opposite sex. It happens all the time.

BTW I agree it should’ve been written differently, but I don’t think it warrants this outrage and people are really exaggerating and making a mountain out of a molehill.

by Anonymousreply 235January 17, 2022 5:54 PM

[quote] Why was this sandwiched in at the end of the episode?

Sounds like they made it easy to delete if things got too hot.

Normalization of pedophilia appears to be a progressive theme. How could Hollywood resist when it's the child's "truth"

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by Anonymousreply 236January 17, 2022 6:11 PM

I think it was a set up for another episode where Hudson kills the family pets and sets a teacher on fire. I think that of all the types of episodes I like, child psychopaths are my favorite. They did a reprise of a kid who went to the bin but she'd out and killed his family on release. But the best one was the kidie psycho who was shot and killed after lying in court. It was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 237January 17, 2022 6:25 PM

I have always had a huge crush on Raul Esparza . Dont knoiw why,as hes not my usual type,but something about him makes me tingle in my naughty bits.

by Anonymousreply 238January 17, 2022 6:33 PM

When I was 10 I had a special friend. He and I even exchanged religious medals (heh heh) but it wasn't sexual. We crushed on each other but we had no understanding of sexuality or being gay.

Past threads like 'Dialing a phone with a pencil' support that the great majority here realize how gay we were at a young age only in retrospect

by Anonymousreply 239January 17, 2022 6:41 PM

Ripped from the headlines!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 240January 17, 2022 7:01 PM

Noah first appeared on the show as an infant in 2014, eight years ago. I don't watch the show so I don't know if there's been a four-year time jump in the meantime, or if he'd been age jumped (like they do on soaps).

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by Anonymousreply 241January 17, 2022 7:24 PM

R231 and R232 lost their shit, cursin people out. Hold me David!

by Anonymousreply 242January 17, 2022 8:05 PM

So he's a product of rape, just like Olivia. How poignant.

by Anonymousreply 243January 17, 2022 8:06 PM

I have no problem with an eight year old beginning to recognize that they are gay, straight, or bi. The dialogue between Noah and Oleebia however was, as most SVU dialogue is, over-the-top and heavy-handed. Why do the writers feel the need to whack the audience on the head with a sledgehammer at every given opportunity? Why is there no subtlety and nuance? There's be nothing wrong with the kid saying, "I kind of like girls and boys...." to his mother, but, no, it always has to be so fucking extra with this show.

by Anonymousreply 244January 17, 2022 8:09 PM

Isn't Noah's bio mamacita a crack whore?

by Anonymousreply 245January 17, 2022 8:19 PM

And isn't his daddy a psychopath?

I would worry that he grows up to be an aficionado of the B/D humiliation regime.

by Anonymousreply 246January 17, 2022 8:33 PM

I still can’t imagine an SVU detective would allow her child to EVER play with a child who forced her kid to wear a collar and hang out in a cage on all fours. “don’t worry, sweetie, we don’t have a dog cage at OUR house…”

Did she forget everything she’s ever learned about sadistic sex freaks?

by Anonymousreply 247January 17, 2022 8:34 PM

R230 The character was first shown onscreen as a baby in 2014. Meaning he was born in 2013 or 2014.

by Anonymousreply 248January 17, 2022 10:02 PM

R247 This show has done multiple episodes where a child that behaved inappropriately sexual was reveled to be an abuse victim. You'd think that would be the first place that the mind of an SVU detective goes?

by Anonymousreply 249January 17, 2022 10:07 PM

Well the show does pride itself for being on the bleeding edge of social issues, R244.

by Anonymousreply 250January 17, 2022 10:18 PM

[quote] Well [R186], Raul did play a transwoman on an episode of L&O Criminal Intent called "Ladys Man". So maybe there is some basis to it?

Is Criminal Intent set in a different universe than SVU? How could the same person be two different people? Did anyone on the show recognize Rafael as the trans woman?

by Anonymousreply 251January 17, 2022 11:44 PM

Imagine asking an 8 year old kid what his sexual preference is . They have no idea what that even means. 8 year olds are not contemplating who they want to have sex with. At that age almost all will pick kids of their same sex to be pals with. Does that mean they are all bi or gay ? Jesus, could we give them just a few years to be innocent kids? Do they need to be sexualized at EIGHT?

by Anonymousreply 252January 17, 2022 11:52 PM

r251, are you new?

Both Giddish and Scanavino were other characters before Sonny and Rollins.

by Anonymousreply 253January 17, 2022 11:52 PM

r252, anyone who uses the word preference is an asshole. This is why you do not understand. Are you of the frauen?

by Anonymousreply 254January 17, 2022 11:54 PM

[quote] Both Giddish and Scanavino were other characters before Sonny and Rollins.

So how is it explained on the show? That doppelgängers and clones exists?

by Anonymousreply 255January 17, 2022 11:57 PM

[quote] Why can’t 8 year olds understand that some people like both sexes? Why can’t they understand that some people like the same sex? People like you are why gay and bi kids face so much adversity.

8 is too young to be exposed to all that shit. I protect my kiddos. Leave that stuff for college.

by Anonymousreply 256January 18, 2022 12:00 AM

I was about eight or nine when I began to pay attention to men and my first crush was Beau Duke. I don't know if I knew I was gay or what that really meant, but I did know that I liked him and paid more attention to him than Daisy.

I'm so embarrassed now that I had a crush on John Schneider as he's a disgusting asshole. Good thing we're all friends here.

by Anonymousreply 257January 18, 2022 12:02 AM

SVU and the other Law and Order programs occur in the same continuity as the X Files and Arrested Development. Perhaps the kid will wind up cured by an affair with Lucille Austero ( Liza Minnelli).

by Anonymousreply 258January 18, 2022 12:10 AM

The L&O universe is rather small and… recycles. An actor will be a perp in one episode and an ADA a few years later.

by Anonymousreply 259January 18, 2022 12:20 AM

Yeah this is disturbing, not cute. Eight year olds should NOT be defining themselves by their sexual orientation.

IRL the kids I would be concerned that a child has been exposed to pornography or has been touched if he’s “coming out” at freaking eight years old.

Might be time for SVU to pack it up.

by Anonymousreply 260January 18, 2022 12:21 AM

r255, it is not explained. They are different characters.

Good actors get asked back. Dick Wolf casts from people who have been cast before.

Take a look at Pablo Schreiber's IMDB for all the L&O characters he has played.

by Anonymousreply 261January 18, 2022 12:37 AM

These are legacy institutions (like Sex in the City, the New York Times, Yale) that are trying to adjust to the new woke world and will not make it.

In time their history will be erased by the Woke State and people will vaguely recall them and will secretly debate if they really existed in The Before Times.

by Anonymousreply 262January 18, 2022 1:11 AM

R116 I chuckled at your post. It's "Ice-T", grandpa. Or, grandma. ;)

And to the person doing the whataboutism...the issue I think boils down to three things:

1. Having "those" kinds of feelings may bubble up at an early age, but hindsight is 20/20 especially when you're an adult looking back on your childhood. Just because you "always knew" doesn't mean that level of clarity applies that any age. I may not be explaining this the best, but it's like a lot of people have said. A child wouldn't self-identify as Bi, even if a 30 year old would describe his 8-year-old self as Bi.

2. It's fucking creepy and fucking weird to even be broaching this subject with an eight year old subject anyway. There aren't a bunch of TV shows and movies where eight year olds are "defining" themselves in sexual terms of any orientation. At best you might see a little boy tell a girl he wants her to be his Valentine or something, but that's about as far as it goes. It would be equally gross to hear an eight year old saying he prefers blondes or brunettes or he's an ass over titties kinda guy. So orientation has nothing to do it.

3. I feel like homophobia is as much learned behavior as any other form of bigotry. Meaning, I don't think the point is to "teach" tolerance for the LGBTQ community as much as I think it's important to discourage hatred and antagonism against people for their sexual orientation. I know that may sound like the same thing, but my point is boys and girls should be told sexual orientation isn't something to be mocked or ridiculed and certainly not physically attackedover . Going out of your way to tell kids that being gay or bi or trans is a beautiful, wonderful thing and perfectly normal is what's leading to many of these kids calling themselves trans and non-binary when they've barely hit puberty. So boys who think because they like "girly" things like ballet start thinking they're gay or trans or girls who think because they like sports more than dance that they're gay or trans. Teach kids to be kind and mannerable, but let them be fucking kids.

by Anonymousreply 263January 18, 2022 1:34 AM

I read through the first half of this thread thinking it was good satire/parody of what SVU has beome. Then I went back to the top and clicked on OP's link and was dumbfounded to find it was not.

And yet not surprised,

by Anonymousreply 264January 18, 2022 1:44 AM

[quote] anyone who uses the word preference is an asshole

I remember when that used to be an issue when people believed it wasn't a natural desire and it was important to make it clear it was not just a "choice" or some outlier lifestyle. But IMO it doesn't make someone an asshole nowadays. I mean it is a preference - what word is better? Natural preference? Compulsion? Natural inclination? Natural desire?

I suppose for closeted men one could say - yes I have sex with my rich wife who I can't divorce but I prefer men.

by Anonymousreply 265January 18, 2022 1:45 AM

"Why are we denying gay/bi people’s real experiences and truth?" R207, no one is. The kid is an 8-year-old spouting what an adult script writer is projecting on him. What 8-year-old has real experiences and truth about sexuality?

"For some reason you don’t have a problem with any of that, it’s only gay/bi sexuality you have a problem with. How convenient." r211, no one is objecting to bisexuality in adults.

"I can’t stand y’all." r227, I hate anyone who says "y'all," so the feeling is mutual.

by Anonymousreply 266January 18, 2022 2:00 AM

Did DLB direct the episode?

by Anonymousreply 267January 18, 2022 2:39 AM

[quote]What 8-year-old has real experiences and truth about sexuality?

One who has been abused.

by Anonymousreply 268January 18, 2022 2:45 AM

Which would not be a positive experience, but one of rape, R268.

by Anonymousreply 269January 18, 2022 2:52 AM

R268 Exactly, that's just what I said.

by Anonymousreply 270January 18, 2022 3:21 AM

[quote] Fans are loving Olivia Benson’s response to her son coming out on ‘SVU’

Pedophilia fans at least

by Anonymousreply 271January 18, 2022 3:53 AM

One thing I don't understand: What 8 year old still has play dates ?

by Anonymousreply 272January 18, 2022 3:57 AM

R272, they have playdates, which the parents still have to arrange. It stops around fifth or sixth grade, when kids start being able to make their own plans (if they’re allowed to, but lots of parents still dictate and arrange who their kids spend time with). Then they call it “hanging out with”.

by Anonymousreply 273January 18, 2022 4:32 AM

This thread is filled with pedophile apologists. Y'all are disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 274January 18, 2022 7:59 AM

Mariska Hargitay is going to be on Drew Barrymore Show today. Surely she isn't going to do a victory lap over L+O wokeness?

by Anonymousreply 275January 18, 2022 8:26 AM

People here having a raging meltdown over the use of the word "preference" really need to seek a safe space and stay there.

by Anonymousreply 276January 18, 2022 10:10 AM


College? Really? Pretty much all kids know years before college. You want them to be “protected” from gay and bi? What? Fuck off hetero homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 277January 18, 2022 10:18 AM

The evil kid is named Hudson? After the college where all the murders occur. OK, the writers are just trolling us now.

by Anonymousreply 278January 18, 2022 10:38 AM

R251 I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic but this kind of thing happens all the time in L&O universe. Jay O'Sanders played the killer in one of the earlier episodes and then popped up as the new head of Major Case years later.

by Anonymousreply 279January 18, 2022 10:42 AM

R276 I was curious who was having a "raging meltdown" over the term "sexual preference" in the thread so I scrolled back and searched for it, and found around three posts where people were having a fairly tepid conversation.

Is that the "raging meltdown" you're speaking of?

Hyperbole isn't cute. It says "I'm a Zoomer and/or have no sense of perspective" or "I intentionally inflate opinions I don't agree with into over the top versions because I am a drama queen and can't discuss things without escalating them to their most extreme forma because that's the only way I know how to argue."

by Anonymousreply 280January 18, 2022 10:47 AM

R251 to answer your question, no Raul didn't play Barba in that episode. Totally different character.

Yes, all three franchises overlap. Benson has appeared on at least one episode of the mothership, and Eames appeared on an episode of SVU a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 281January 18, 2022 10:50 AM

Sorry not all three franchises overlap, all shows within the franchise overlap.

by Anonymousreply 282January 18, 2022 10:52 AM

In terms of actors playing the same characters across the L&O universe, Belzer as Munch holds the record at appearances on SEVEN different shows. Wiki says it is a TV record.

by Anonymousreply 283January 18, 2022 12:14 PM

Benson has also appeared on "Chicago P.D." in a crossover episode. Det. Munch (Belzer) came from "Homicide: Life on the Street."

by Anonymousreply 284January 18, 2022 5:57 PM

Law and Order shares the same universe as the Chicago universe?

by Anonymousreply 285January 18, 2022 6:01 PM

R285 not really, but as R284 mentioned, they did do one 2 hour crossover episode years ago. Probably because that Chicago show was newish and they wanted to promote it.

by Anonymousreply 286January 18, 2022 7:28 PM

What do you mean not really? If the Law and Order characters crossed over to the Chicago shows then yes, they do share the same universe.

by Anonymousreply 287January 18, 2022 7:32 PM

Law and Order and all of its variants are part of the Tommyverse which means none of them actually exist.

by Anonymousreply 288January 18, 2022 7:33 PM

#SaveNoah from transitioning!

by Anonymousreply 289January 18, 2022 7:39 PM

R287 I mean it appears to have been a one time thing. The Chicago PD people were looking for some criminal who was in New York and the SVU helped them during the crossover episode. I've never heard the "Chicago" people referred to again on SVU since, unless I missed an episode. But yeah I guess technically they share the same universe.

by Anonymousreply 290January 18, 2022 7:43 PM

All the Law & Order shows are part of The Tommy Westphall Universe!

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by Anonymousreply 291January 18, 2022 8:26 PM

I know, R291!

by Anonymousreply 292January 18, 2022 8:39 PM

If Detective Munch appeared on the show, they were connected.

by Anonymousreply 293January 18, 2022 9:09 PM

How is this show still on? Do people love hearing about rape that much?

by Anonymousreply 294January 18, 2022 9:41 PM

Oh it's not just about rape R294. It's so much more.

by Anonymousreply 295January 18, 2022 9:42 PM

It's funny that a lot of DLers don't seem to get that this is precisely what falls under "Woke." You do get that gay inclusion is what counts as "woke."

by Anonymousreply 296January 18, 2022 9:45 PM

R296 Using an eight-year-old to make a point about "gay inclusion" or acceptance isn't "woke". It's wildly inappropriate to say nothing of the fact that it's toeing the line of appropriating pedophilia. There's been enough progress in the fight of equality and tolerance that we don't have to use children as an example. An effeminate boy...is still just a boy.

by Anonymousreply 297January 18, 2022 11:29 PM

R286 then the definition of "Woke" has changed to include the acceptance of pedophilia.

by Anonymousreply 298January 18, 2022 11:47 PM

Pushing pedophilia has always been part of the Woke crap. Surely, as white race erasure.

by Anonymousreply 299January 18, 2022 11:56 PM

I don't think it has been, r299, it's just the sort of thing that escalates and builds on itself. A lot of the performative aspects are heavily dependant on narcissism.

by Anonymousreply 300January 19, 2022 12:16 AM

R300 Fuck off, narcissism troll. No such thing exists.

by Anonymousreply 301January 19, 2022 12:54 AM

We now have an anti-narcissism troll?

by Anonymousreply 302January 19, 2022 12:57 AM

The RIGHT WING BACKLASH is real.........SEVEN STATES in the first week of 2022 have proposed anti-trans laws. And this will keep going all the way until the fall election..This is a winning political strategy for them. And gay rights will be next even though many of us do not support 8 year old bisexuals...

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by Anonymousreply 303January 19, 2022 2:25 AM

This DL tic of labeling people people we don't agree with as the narcissism troll, the anti-AA troll etc. seems very performative to me. It's something that could spiral and build on itself.

by Anonymousreply 304January 19, 2022 2:38 AM


Trans and gay are completely different things.

They aren't "anti-trans" laws. They are laws to prevent men from being in women's sex protected spaces. And you'd be surprised how many left wing people agree with them.

The trans have the same rights the rest of us have. They just want to take rights from another group for themselves.

by Anonymousreply 305January 19, 2022 2:41 AM

Cute, r304.

It's happened before when the pedos tried to latch on to the gay rights movement, and they got soundly rebuffed. They're back, now, using trans as cover. Not all trans of course, but the way the rhetoric is structured you pretty much have to go along with the increasing demands from anyone self-identifying into the trans umbrella, and they're part of that.

Take over all formerly gay and lesbian organizations and refocus then on trans gender ideology.

Threaten mass trans suicides if your reality is denied or checked in any way.

"NO DEBATE" - because you can't debate a person's innate rights! Which are whatever we say they are.

Redefine sex (first just gender, now actual biological sex). Change the meaning of other words, like woman.

Threaten mass suicides of children if they aren't affirmed when they question their gender, 90% of cases which would naturally resolve themselves during adolescence.

Say "children must be put on puberty blockers and hormone treatments" because once they say they are trans they must be constantly affirmed and set up on a life long medicalization track, or they will kill themselves.

Put the idea into kids' heads that if they don't get what they want here, they will kill themselves. Make it seem inevitable.

Rewrite guidelines and training given to school to switch to an "affirmation only" model. Guidance counselors, teachers, now all firmly indoctrinated in gender theory, look for questioning or gender confused kids and approach them about this. Have education classes for kids to teach them about gender ideology and the concept of gendered souls. Scare the kids with questionable suicide statistics - put it in their heads that if they don't become trans, they might well kill themselves.

Bully and call anyone who disagrees with any of this a bigot and harass them so much they issue grovelling apologies or kill themselves. After all, these are human rights we are fighting for. Anything goes. No matter how vile the tactic, we are in the right.

Ban "conversion therapy" along with gays, but slip in that telling someone "you might not be trans, just gay" is now classified as conversion therapy.

Get self id implemented as the law of the land, everywhere. I'm a woman if I say I'm a woman. Sex no longer exists.

Kids have the ability to decide if they're trans at young ages, so they must have other things they know, too, such as being sexually active. After all, they are mature enough to declare they're trans at a young age, why don't we trust them enough with other decisions, too?


You can see where this is going.

by Anonymousreply 306January 19, 2022 2:57 AM

Bravo, R306.

Of all people, DLers should be the most vocal in opposition to this. We were aware of this shit way before the general population. Get on Twitter and anywhere else you can like the Washington Post and NY Tines comments and speak your truth as part of the real LGB community. Contact your reps in government and tell them the truth.

by Anonymousreply 307January 19, 2022 7:07 AM

"WOKE" as a slang came out of the African American community and had the meaning of having an awareness relative to traditional Black issues.

White liberals coopted the term to meaning of having an awareness relative to issues White liberals were concerned with (which surprisingly has very little overlap with traditional "Black" issues).

Republicans have coopted the term as a mockery of both of the other meanings. They go to extreme examples to define woke (like this episode) which do not fall into the intended meaning of the word by most Black people or most White liberals.

So when someone uses "woke" today it is unclear what is meant.

This episode is not woke under the first two definitions, but the GOP will do their best to drag it in as part of the "liberal" agenda by referring to it as woke.

Liberals praising this pedophilia laced episode is problematic and doesn't help our cause.

It bothers me that Dems never push back on the GOP consistently painting the Democratic Party with such a broad brush - one that always reflects a small minority of people - pedophiles in this case (which BTW exist in the GOP too -- probably even moreso). MSM of course helps GOP do this.

GOP never gets tagged with this shit!

by Anonymousreply 308January 19, 2022 8:35 AM

r306 was the inspiration for Freddy Got Fingered.

by Anonymousreply 309January 19, 2022 12:11 PM

"Fans are loving" but no evidence is offered to support this. It's merely a rehash of the episode with praise for it.

It seems totally divorced from any reality principle, any grounding in evidence. I assume the point of the article is pure propaganda. Wow, Today?

What's going on here?

by Anonymousreply 310January 19, 2022 12:21 PM

I think they must be referring to Twitter R310. It is a poorly written article though, to be sure.

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by Anonymousreply 311January 19, 2022 12:24 PM

R25, I think the problem is conflating trans and intersex. If you are intersex, yes, you might realize as a child that something is unusual about your body. But that’s a physical difference and a hormonal difference. With trans, the hormones that cause the transition are external- they aren’t intersex, so they didn’t have unusual hormone situations prior to taking hormone treatments. A person could identify as trans as a child just because it’s part of the culture or their family is encouraging it without it being an identity assumed to last a lifetime, because unlike intersex, trans is as much what you want to become as who you are. Taking external hormones makes you different than what you were prior. Count me in as someone who is uncomfortable with transition at a young age being promoted even as media are told not to publish de-transition stories or describe any of the medical treatments as significant. Most studies about medical effects of transition leave significant questions about long-term medical impacts, such as for cancer in an FTM transition.

by Anonymousreply 312January 19, 2022 12:42 PM

It scares me that Noah/actor has a fanbase and in that base are probably some pedos.

by Anonymousreply 313January 19, 2022 1:19 PM

R309 you watch Tom Green movies?

by Anonymousreply 314January 19, 2022 2:36 PM

R312 many intersex people find out they are intersex due to some developmental issue or condition that arises due to it. They still aren't born into the wrong body.

Trans use intersex as a cover for their claims that sex is a spectrum (it is not, it is dimorphic), they took that "sex assigned at birth" phrase from intersex - which has actual clinical meaning + and started using it for everyone, incorrectly. They use them as a shield to say that no one REALLY knows what sex someone is without a chromosome test, which would be impractical and invasive when all they want to do is pee! Etc.

Detransitioners are cast out and shunned, just like in Sc*ento*ogy. If you stay trans you have an entire ecosystem set up to reinforce you. Detransitioners boards get banned by vengeful trans and allies so they try their best to make sure it's difficult to get any support for it, lest it keep trans from getting what they want.

by Anonymousreply 315January 19, 2022 2:42 PM

Parents should make decisions (with guidance from health professionals) that maintain a child's physical and mental well-being. Sexuality is not part of that.

Nobody should be transitioning as a child. Adults can do what they want.

by Anonymousreply 316January 19, 2022 2:56 PM

Excellent talking points, R315.

by Anonymousreply 317January 19, 2022 9:05 PM

Just the facts, r317!

by Anonymousreply 318January 19, 2022 9:37 PM

I'm of the opinion that encouraging little kids that age to discuss their sexual identity is a form of pedophilia. I think its sick to initiate discussions with 8 year olds about their genitals and sexual urges and I honestly think some of the proponents of this shit get off on it.

by Anonymousreply 319January 22, 2022 4:21 AM

R319 No shit, Sherlock.

by Anonymousreply 320January 22, 2022 4:35 AM

r319 It's an outgrowth of mommy narcissism - generally a healthy defense to keep from killling their kids, but borders on munchausen . . . much like flooding their social media with inappropriate pics every time their kid takes a shit.

Some would suggest it's part of the sociocultural problem of more women choosing to have their first child later (much later, late 30s to 40s was once considered too much of a health risk) in life where the problems arise of good intentions gone awry. These older new mothers tend to be overzealous in their reactions and approach to motherhood. But as the end of childhood keeps getting pushed upwards, it's become taboo to suggest a more appropriate age ("FOR MOST" vs those that have other concerns) to start a family.

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by Anonymousreply 321January 22, 2022 4:38 AM

Is he/she on puberty blockers like that Jizz kid on the Non-Learning channel?

by Anonymousreply 322January 22, 2022 4:44 AM

R320 it may be obvious to you, but it needs to be said because it is clearly not obvious to everyone. Have a pill.

by Anonymousreply 323January 22, 2022 10:23 AM

R323 It has been stated numerous times in this thread, moron.

by Anonymousreply 324January 22, 2022 10:26 AM


You’re the only one making it sexual. You’re the one who thinks “sex” when you see gay and bi but have nothing to say about straight that’s forced on children 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 325January 22, 2022 10:29 AM

R324 just kill yourself, you nothing.

by Anonymousreply 326January 22, 2022 11:03 AM

R326 LOL. Janbot's insults are so Grade 2. I know you are but what am I, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 327January 22, 2022 11:06 AM

R325 I notice you left out the latter part of "bi" there. Could you mean BISEXUAL?

It doesn't matter if "straight" is in a kid's world, nor does it matter if "gay" is in a kid's world, such as gay parents or couples or straight parents or couples.

It's when you bring the actual "sex" part into it. An eight year old isn't going to know he's "bisexual" or not because he's not going to understand what sexual attraction is at that age. And no, even if it's explained to him, he won't understand it fully.

by Anonymousreply 328January 22, 2022 11:07 AM

R327 you are a psychotic turd who is attacking people who are saying the same things you seem to be. Who needs friends when you can make everyone your enemy? Get professional help.

by Anonymousreply 329January 22, 2022 11:07 AM

R329 STFU, Janbot. DL hates you most.

by Anonymousreply 330January 22, 2022 11:20 AM


There actually wasn’t anything sexual about this. Many 8 year olds know who they’re attracted to. I knew I was attracted to boys at that age but was confused and ashamed of it because nobody taught me that males can like males. All I saw was heterosexuals. Kids do need to be educated on this. It’s time to stop the gay/bi erasure, which is harming gay/bi kids.

HeteroSEXUALS are everywhere and they flaunt their heterosexuality to kids all the time. But you say nothing. They also don’t need to come to terms with it. They don’t need to come out.

An 8 year old can comprehend what gay, bi, and straight is. It’s not complicated or a problem at all. I think they should know so gay and bi kids don’t have to suffer from ignorants at school.

by Anonymousreply 331January 22, 2022 11:23 AM

Sorry that was to r328

by Anonymousreply 332January 22, 2022 11:29 AM

R330 says the person who thinks unnecessary hostility is a personality.

by Anonymousreply 333January 22, 2022 11:32 AM

R331 kids do not understand sexuality because you can't truly understand it until you experience it yourself. It doesn't matter if NOW you think you were attracted to boys as a kid. You didn't know what it meant back then.

You're talking about examples of heterosexual couples in the world. The solution is to show the children gay and lesbian couples too. But you don't need to discuss how they have sex. Just that they can love each other the same way that male a loves male b.

Careful with the "kids can make decisions about sexuality" argument, because it is a direct line to "kids can have sex with whomever they want" which is what people in this thread have been saying is the true problem here. They've already been allowing kids to choose pronouns and new names and things at some schools without telling the parents. Kids are even being told how to get chest binders without informing their parents, because adults are saying these kids "know who they are" at young age.

by Anonymousreply 334January 22, 2022 11:40 AM

Gay/bi kids are bullied at much higher rates. Bullying is as damaging as child abuse, or even more so.

Funny how the concern trolls don’t care about this, but they’re so concerned about a boy knowing he’s bi and attracted to boys and girls.

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by Anonymousreply 335January 22, 2022 11:45 AM

R331, the way you’re describing being 8 I can’t relate to at all. Nothing about my adult life or interests was the same at age 8. I agree with those who have said you can’t know how puberty will affect you until you’ve gone through puberty.

by Anonymousreply 336January 22, 2022 11:46 AM


That is some bullshit. They’re already automatically taught about heterosexuality from birth. Not the “how to have sex” part, and literally no one is arguing that they should be taught about sex. But they should absolutely know that people can be gay or bi - gay meaning attracted to the same-sex, bi meaning both. They can easily comprehend that without the act of sex being brought up.

by Anonymousreply 337January 22, 2022 11:56 AM

R335 maybe if you weren't labeling everyone who disagrees with you a troll you might get someone to listen to your argument and read your links. (Although in this case it doesn't have anything to do with what we are discussing - yes they get bullied more, what's your point? That kids want to have sex at age eight and can make adult sexual decisions?)

by Anonymousreply 338January 22, 2022 11:57 AM

R337 "literally no one" when posters upthread are arguing they already know about sex.

You're acting like I am totally disagreeing with everything you are saying and I'm not. I don't think you are getting that knowing that there are gay and lesbian couples in the world (there's no such thing as a bisexual couple, you're either in a straight relationship or a gay one) is not the problem.

They just don't know what it fully means. They don't understand sex and sexual attraction. It doesn't matter if "HETEROSEXUALITY IS SHOVED IN THEIR FACES" because like it or not, heterosexuality is the norm, by far.

So no, a kid can't make decisions about their sexuality at age eight.

by Anonymousreply 339January 22, 2022 12:02 PM

As I read this transcript, I honestly thought the poster was taking the piss.

Please tell me this was a joke.

by Anonymousreply 340January 22, 2022 12:08 PM

Nice, if only because it apparently bothers the logcabiners and talking vaginas of DL.

by Anonymousreply 341January 22, 2022 12:18 PM

R334, kids absorb a lot about culture around them in general, of course. As long as the culture itself is gay-positive that will be part of what they learn. But suggesting that someone can come out as bisexual at the age of 8 doesn’t help the culture become more gay-positive. It seems political, because the trans movement has been pushing for transitions at earlier ages, with some doctors even prescribing hormones for kids younger than 12. I would say, you can’t know how puberty will affect you until you’ve gone through puberty and that’s an important point.

by Anonymousreply 342January 22, 2022 12:28 PM

I just watched the latest episode that aired 1/20. No Noah this time but never fear this episode was Gay! Gay GAY! It even featured Olivia chastising a gay man near the end for making it harder for others to come out!

by Anonymousreply 343January 22, 2022 12:56 PM

I also question how people can be said to go through “the wrong puberty”. How would they even know it was wrong if they never had a chance to go through it in the first place? Intersex people like XY people with androgen insensitivity go through a different puberty anyway - their puberty is affected by their intersex condition. If a trans person is born trans, doesn’t that mean their puberty, however it happens, would reflect how they were born?

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by Anonymousreply 344January 22, 2022 1:00 PM

R344 the difference between intersex and trans is that trans is all in the head and can be handled with talk therapy and (probably) psych meds. Surgery and life long medicalization and total immersion in the trans web is a quick fix - it's like joining a cult to solve your problems in life. The cult takes away your problems temporarily but it doesn't fix them and they always come back.

by Anonymousreply 345January 22, 2022 1:29 PM

So as usual people have moved on to arguing about trans instead of the actual subject matter of this thread. Got it.

by Anonymousreply 346January 22, 2022 1:58 PM

Next up on the lifetime channel, “My 600 pound, eight year old bisexual life!

by Anonymousreply 347January 22, 2022 2:07 PM

Please tell me this is all an extended joke.

That OP's intro was satirical fan fiction.

by Anonymousreply 348January 22, 2022 2:15 PM

Umm, I don't know if it's a joke R348. I could see a lot of straight people who want to get on the woke bandwagon cheering on that stilted coming out scene on the episode.

by Anonymousreply 349January 22, 2022 2:18 PM

Steering the topic away from trans and intersex for a moment, and back to the show, is there any chance of Benson and McGrath having an affair? The two actors are the same age.

by Anonymousreply 350January 22, 2022 2:21 PM

R346 I realize you are allergic to any mention of trans because you have some sort of condition, but it very much makes sense in the context of this thread, despite your protestations otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 351January 22, 2022 2:29 PM

R350 I hope so! Terry Serpico is FINE!!!!

But I hope you realize that it would be just a fling. Olivia is an alpha. She doesn't get along with male superiors. She can only relate to peers (her equals) who would have to submit to her.

Oddly enough, I don't think she'd ever fuck a subordinate though because she's a saint and that would be "inappropriate." Originally, Amaro and Carisi were probably brought on for her to fuck, but they chickened out and gave both of them to Amanda, which I think was the right move.

by Anonymousreply 352January 22, 2022 2:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 353January 22, 2022 2:34 PM

Feel sorry for the kid who plays her son. He has to go through this. What do his parents think?

by Anonymousreply 354January 22, 2022 2:35 PM

R354 The parents were probably initially just looking at that pay check! I bet they regret it now. I'm sure he is already getting inappropriate "fan" mail.

by Anonymousreply 355January 22, 2022 2:40 PM

R341 you sound like a MAGAer, who makes decisions because it "triggers the libs".

by Anonymousreply 356January 22, 2022 4:47 PM

Don’t forget R343, it also included Grindr!

Also Thor from Nurse Jackie.

by Anonymousreply 357January 22, 2022 9:13 PM

"I loves muh gays"


by Anonymousreply 358January 23, 2022 12:02 AM

R352 I agree. She backs out of every relationship, eventually. Supposedly because she is "married to the job."

by Anonymousreply 359January 23, 2022 12:03 AM

Am I the only one or was the show better years ago when they just did cases? It seems like now every time I watch they are pushing racial themes, or else gay, bi and trans. It can be exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 360January 23, 2022 12:12 AM

R352 she did seem to get along with Cragen though. I think he was the only who got her the job as head of SVU when he left?

Maybe she was less alpha way back then.

by Anonymousreply 361January 23, 2022 12:27 AM

R361 She was less alpha then, but also, I never really saw Cragen as a "Boss." As much as I would suck every drop of jizz from his old fat daddy cock, he was basically a pussy. LOL Both Olivia and Stabler ran over him like he wasn't even there. And by the end when he was compromised with the hooker nobody was listening to him. Even Ice Tea was blowing him off! lol

But she had friction with every other superior.

by Anonymousreply 362January 23, 2022 7:27 AM

[QUOTE] As much as I would suck every drop of jizz from his old fat daddy cock

Err, thanks for sharing but I didn't really need that visual.

by Anonymousreply 363January 23, 2022 11:11 AM

I thought Rollins now with Carisi or she also fucking the new guy?

by Anonymousreply 364January 24, 2022 11:09 AM

Are you jealous R364? Rollins is obviously the office slut. LOL

I am not sure if she has fucked Velasco... yet. They did seem awful chummy in the last episode. He's not as cute as most of the pretty boys who preceded him, but i get the appeal... I'd do him.

by Anonymousreply 365January 24, 2022 12:05 PM

well she's not really a slut but that thing where she had the baby with Declan was weird. Was that arranged specifically so she could get pregnant, or did it happen by accident?

by Anonymousreply 366January 24, 2022 1:29 PM

R366 What are you talking about? It has been implied that Rollins fucked everybody in that precinct except Ice T and she probably blew him under the desk! LOL They were partners for a while and I am sure she couldn't resist!

It was rumored that Amanda left Atlanta because she was trying to sleep her way to the top. She did later admit to sleeping with Deputy Chief Patton to get her sister off the hook per Patton's request. They later spun it as a "rape." I guess that was due to him being in a position of power over her.. and #MeToo... blah blah blah. But given her track record, that "rape" will always be suspect to me.

She has two baby daddies (Declan and AI Pollack) in a short period of time. She definitely fucked Amaro. And it is implied she is currently fucking Carisi. She fucked "Nate" from Gambler's anonymous for a while. That is a lot of men. She's had the kind of. traffic in her mouth and between her legs that would make even a gay man blush! LOL

The actress got pregnant twice in real life, so both times they wrote it into the story.

I have been watching the show a long time and don't remember her having sex with Declan on screen [Correct me if i am wrong DL]. It was implied she sucked his dick during the "Gambling Addiction" storyline when he was undercover but I never knew of them fucking. The online rags are saying they were FWB after that storyline but I never saw it.

All in all, Amanda has had more partners than anyone on the show and there are several characters that have been on the show a lot longer than she has. Clearly, she is the office slut! LOL

by Anonymousreply 367January 24, 2022 2:27 PM

R367 just has a dirty mind.

by Anonymousreply 368January 25, 2022 12:55 AM

[quote] She definitely fucked Amaro.

R367 yes and that was not a secret, it was mentioned in Season 17 premiere double episode (the one about the serial killer Greg Yates and that creepy ME Carl Rudnick). Yates told Rollins she smells different (pregnant), later she found out she was indeed pregnant and told Carisi that Amaro was not the father.

Anyway for many SVU fans, Rollins is the least likable character ever! A lot fans simply hate "her". But in my opinion, she is the "realest" cop ever on SVU, just check your local news stories about police department, Rollins has them all, sex with men in the department, gambling, police misconduct, troubled family members... When everyone else in SVU parade like saints, Rollins comes as a real cop with flaws.

by Anonymousreply 369January 25, 2022 3:10 AM

R369 Amanda being a slut is just factual. I actually like the character and think she is beautiful. Maybe because of all her "flaws." she has a lot of empathy.

To me, the most hated characters are the lawyers. The writers must hate lawyers. Most are one dimensional character tropes. I like Barba though.

by Anonymousreply 370January 25, 2022 4:26 AM

God, I wanted someone to shoot Amanda's fucked up sister and her fucked up enabling "suthun mommah".

Grease fire worthy.

by Anonymousreply 371January 25, 2022 12:53 PM

I would still question whether she is a slut by "single woman living in Manhattan" standards. She's certainly not a slut compared to some of the female characters on Days of Our Lives. They put her to shame.

Although I agree having two babies two different fathers not in the picture is very dubious.

As for lawyers, I liked Casey Novak. But she's long gone.

by Anonymousreply 372January 25, 2022 1:15 PM

I thought Amanda's sister was great, especially the first two episodes she was in. Those episodes actually had twists and turns and surprises instead of making me yawn. And that actress plays sociopathic very well.

by Anonymousreply 373January 25, 2022 1:17 PM

R369 I don't know why anyone would hate Rollins. She's the best thing that's happened to this show in years.

by Anonymousreply 374January 25, 2022 1:24 PM

r372 Wasn't the actress played Casey Novak is the batshit crazy cunt in real life?

by Anonymousreply 375January 26, 2022 8:55 AM

R372 Yup! Diane Neal (the actress who played Casey) is nutty as a fruitcake in real life. It's funny that her agent said Diane thought Mariska Hargitay was a total bitch because I always thought Diane was a total bitch as well as the character she played on the show. I never liked Casey. She was so haughty and full of herself. Diane said she hated everyone she worked with on SVU except Ice T.

[Quote]In court documents seen by Page Six, Benn said he actually taped Neal threatening to shoot him and hang their dog Charlie on Nov. 7, 2017.

[Quote]And her manager Himsel wrote of fears for Neal’s mental health, saying in a filed exhibit: “Ms. Neal used Mr. Benn as an emotional punching bag. She called JB a retard. Repeatedly. She told him ‘I’m gonna kill you!’ repeatedly. She told me, ‘I just want to kill him sometimes.’ And once when I said something like, ‘Oh you shouldn’t joke like that,’ she actually said, ‘I’m not kidding. I want to f–king kill him.'”

Diane Neal and JB Benn (her ex-boyfriend] were suing each other for abuse at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 376January 26, 2022 11:29 AM

from that article ^

Himsel allegedly added that within days of working for Neal, “I learned that not only was JB a retard, her sister was a c–t and her mother molested her. She also told me she tried to hang herself when she was 8 years old. Once when she handed me her computer to do work on it, I saw on the desktop that she had a file called ‘I tried to hang myself when I was 8 years old.’ I also learned that all of her co-stars on ‘Law & Order’ were ‘awful people’ — except Ice-T — and Mariska Hargitay was a total bitch. She said that *everyone* in the industry was awful, stupid, unkind. She said there were only three ‘good’ people in the entire industry. She said Robin Williams was one of them. I don’t know who the other two are…”

Well DAMN!

by Anonymousreply 377January 26, 2022 2:48 PM

r374, no, the best thing that ever happened to the show in years was Kat Azar Tamin, played by Jamie Gray Hyder.

Guess Oleebeea couldn't handle acting across from a pretty lesbian.

And Hyder is a good actor. HATED to see her go and pass around slut Rollins remains.

by Anonymousreply 378January 26, 2022 4:36 PM

[R367], Declan stopped Rollins before anything happened in regards to her going down on him. That's when he told her that he was working undercover.

by Anonymousreply 379January 26, 2022 6:26 PM

A friend's kid goes to school with Giddish's kid in Brooklyn. Said Giddish seems very normal and down to earth (it's a public school) and drops the kid off most days with no makeup on.

Agreed that Rollins seems a lot like a cop with her slutting around and bad judgment and trashy sister. Plays against her pretty blonde looks - which is good.

by Anonymousreply 380January 26, 2022 6:50 PM

I love Rollins. I love how flawed her character is but also how she calls out some of Olivia's messiah complex bullshit. Her sister is just fun. As much as I can't stand how stupid Rollins and s when she's around I totally understand it.

by Anonymousreply 381January 26, 2022 7:00 PM

Not a huge fan of Rollins. I'm bored with the damaged- but -tough white trash blonde trope.

by Anonymousreply 382January 26, 2022 7:20 PM

r378 I have to disagree, Kat is a boring character with zero spark, they wrote her as an open lesbian detective but they didn't know how to do with her, no interesting development whatsoever, it's wise for the actress to leave the show, she would be a total waste in SVU.

by Anonymousreply 383January 26, 2022 8:20 PM

And who is the sick writer who named a character

Kat Tamin?

by Anonymousreply 384January 26, 2022 11:51 PM

R378 Kat didn't really fit in with the team. It wasn't the actor's fault. It was the way they wrote the part. She was supposed to be the green newbie learning the ropes. They made her too aggressive and clashing with everyone, and she also made a lot of many mistakes. It made team look unprofessional. She had to go. They are doing a much better job with the new guy (Velasco). He is eager and green but not as aggressive or making the mistakes Kat made.

by Anonymousreply 385January 27, 2022 6:42 AM
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