The Strange World Of Sociopolitical Sex Fetishes

In a segment of the 1996 documentary Fetishes, filmmaker Nick Broomfield uncovers an unsettling realm of human sexuality – fetishes that reflect historical and sociopolitical realities through a twisted mirror:

Just when I thought i’d seen it all, I encountered [fetish] sessions that seemed to stem directly from social and political issues…the dilemma of a white policeman who worked a black area…several Jewish clients were into concentration camp scenarios…some black clients were into plantation scenarios. Most fetishes are the eroticizations of one’s worst fears and nightmares:

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  • InfvoCuernos

    Didn’t we just talk about 50 shades of grey in Gitmo?

  • Anarchy Pony

    People are weird…

  • The Well Dressed Man

    I watched this film with my prodomme ex, and some of her colleagues. The consensus was that the filmmaker thoroughly squandered the opportunity of being allowed to film at Pandora’s Box. It seemed like he hadn’t done much research on the subject in advance and that his interest was superficial and sensational.

    “Race play” is sometimes part of the scene, but very much in private. I know an Ashkenazi woman who is a militant feminist and also an extreme masochist into concentration camp roleplaying. The fact that people can act out this sort of darkness as consenting adults can be enormously positive.