Joe Biden Will Appear on Law & Order: SVU This Week

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Law & Order: SVU is known for its shocking twists, but the show's latest surprise is of a different variety: On Wednesday, September 28, Vice President Joe Biden will be making a cameo appearance. 

The episode, titled "Making a Rapist," is a spin on the popular Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer. Without giving too much away, the episode centers around a man who has his rape conviction overturned, only to be accused of raping another woman. According to The Daily Beast, the episode opens with Biden praising Lt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her team for weeding through a backlog of untested rape kits.

While the story is a work of dramatic fiction, the subject matter itself is staked squarely in reality. Biden has made campus rape and sexual assault a point of focus during his vice presidency and has been working to help victims of sexual abuse since he brought the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to Congress in 1990.

This isn't the Vice President's first television cameo. In the fifth season of Parks and Recreation, he made a brief appearance to meet Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler's Biden-loving public servant). Now that the veep appears to be building an impressive resume on IMDb, and will soon be out of a job, we're excited to see where the politician's acting career might take him next. 

[h/t The Daily Beast]

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