If you’re lucky enough to have missed learning about the GamerGate controversy, there are plenty of resources out there with more information. But whatever you do, don’t look to “Law & Order: SVU” for a realistic take on the topic.
This week’s episode, “The Intimidation Game,” centers around a female game developer named Raina who is preparing to launch a major new development. After receiving major threats from male gamers, Raina is kidnapped mid-presentation and tortured in a basement. Eventually, Raina is rescued and the bad guys are taken down by Ice-T. But once safe, Raina asks a detective through tears, “Women in gaming. What did I expect?”
While the full episode was an hour long, YouTuber Dustin Gunn has condensed the episode into the 10 minute supercut below, stating, “I started this cut before watching it, thinking it’d be funny. While it’s funny, it’s also disturbing how the writers have cooked up this dystopian nightmare misogyny fantasy. At night, the Dick Wolf comes.”
“Over the top” doesn’t even begin to describe this… Even for “SVU.”