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:

Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D, writing in Psychology Today, from 2011: The problem with truth is that it can be just as destructive as a lie, sometimes more so. This is self-evident for most…