Graphic imagery. Kids, ask for permission before reading on: Alex Burnet was in the middle of the most difficult trial of her career, a rape case involving the sexual assault of a two-year-old boy in Malibu. The defendant, thirty-year-old Mick Crowley, was a Washington-based political columnist who was visiting his sister-in-law when he experienced an overwhelming urge to have anal sex with her young son, still in diapers. Crowley was a wealthy, spoiled Yale graduate and heir to a pharmaceutical fortune.
In essence, the small penis rule is a way of avoiding a claim of libel by describing the libellous character as having a penis of comically underwhelming size. Giving the character an unsavoury personal foible like foul body odour Describing the character as being ugly or overweight Making the character objectively abhorrent by describing them as a racist or homophobic. Going out of your way to make sure the audience knows the character is into some really kinky things in the bedroom The idea behind all of these tactics is basically the same- by making the character have one particularly awful trait that nobody would want associated with themselves, you can discourage whomever that character happens to be a pastiche, parody or mockery of from taking it to court. In it, he describes a character called Mick Crowley: