Law & Order: SVU is officially the latest to embrace the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. As we reported on Wednesday, the show has announced plans to dedicate a whole episode to E L James’ erotic novel. The episode will follow the author of a “wildly successful S&M romance novel” called “25 Acts.” When she is assaulted by the host of a popular TV show, the team tries to convince her to press charges. But in their attempt to help her, they uncover a secret from her past that could threaten her very livelihood. (DUM DUM.)
While the Law & Order franchise is famous for featuring “ripped from the headlines” plot lines, this may be the first time we’ve seen them tackle a book. (I confess, I have not seen every episode of Law & Order: SVU, so correct me if I’m wrong.) We think they’ve put their finger on a sleeping market, however, so we’ve decided to help the showrunners along by suggesting some other book-based story lines.
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: The son of a prostitute dies after being pushed from the twelfth floor of an apartment building. A pair of touchy-feely twins are the suspects.
Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games: The team busts a ring of flashy pimps forcing teenagers to fight to the death.
Ian Fleming’s James Bond books: A New York secretary named Kitty Chaste accuses a prominent member of the MI6 of assaulting her.
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series: A moody young woman is found dead in a tree in Central Park. What at first looks like human teeth marks turns out to be the bite of something much less… natural.
Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels: A waitress claims she heard one of her patrons murder his wife. The problem? She heard it in his head. (BONUS: Christopher Meloni plays the patron. He must wear a golf shirt and tight pants.)
What are your suggestions, PopWatchers?