Law and Order: SVU “Strange Beauty” Review

As promised by the title, this week’s episode of Law and Order: SVU, "Strange Beauty," was strange, no getting around it. When a young woman was kidnapped and her severed leg discovered in the river, the detectives found themselves delving into the world of body modification.

TV shows are usually a few years behind; body modification has been a thing for awhile. In this case, the victim was part of the subculture, but she was attacked by a man with a much deeper psychosis: a psychiatrist who is sexually attracted to women with amputated legs because they remind him of his mother after a car accident.

Hey, listen…I’m used to crazy motivations for SVU killers and molesters, but this one was just so insane. I mean, the role was brilliantly played by David Eigenberg (or Steve Brady, as he’s best known), but his reasoning was almost too crazy to swallow. He pays women to have their legs cut off so that he can make them more beautiful, but then he ran out of volunteers, so he had to resort to abduction? And all of this was triggered by a teenage patient who’d had her leg removed due to bone cancer? Read More... 


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