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30th Jul '17 9:45:38 PM Everdream
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While it can certainly be part of the initial attraction, this trope is unlikely to be a fundamental part of a mixed marriage in reality, since you hopefully wouldn't marry someone you don't know and love ''as a person''. However, outsiders may still [[MalignedMixedMarriage belittle the relationship]] by trying to reduce it to this trope, either by accusing the lovers of having an ethnic fetish, or thinking members of their own race aren't "good enough." Specific tropes include WhereDaWhiteWomenAt (Black men with White women), BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama (White men with Black women), MatzoFever (Gentiles for Jews), ShiksaGoddess (Jews for Gentiles), MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow, LatinLover & SpicyLatina, HotGypsyWoman, SensualSlavs, and EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench. As you can see, this is a ''very'' pervasive trope. Compare LikeGoesWithLike for characters who prefer their own race or ethnic group.

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While it can certainly be part of the initial attraction, this trope is unlikely to be a fundamental part of a mixed marriage in reality, since you hopefully wouldn't marry someone you don't know and love ''as a person''. However, outsiders may still [[MalignedMixedMarriage belittle the relationship]] by trying to reduce it to this trope, either by accusing the lovers of having an ethnic fetish, or thinking members of their own race aren't "good enough." Specific tropes include WhereDaWhiteWomenAt (Black men with White women), BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama (White men with Black women), MatzoFever (Gentiles for Jews), ShiksaGoddess (Jews for Gentiles), MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow, LatinLover & SpicyLatina, HotGypsyWoman, SensualSlavs, and EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench. As you can see, this is a ''very'' pervasive trope. Compare LikeGoesWithLike for characters who prefer their own race or ethnic group.
group. InhumanlyBeautifulRace involves this trope being applied to fantasy races such as elves.
26th Jul '17 6:29:15 AM Piterpicher
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* Referenced in one of ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'''s bizarre intermissions, where [[FunWithSubtitles the subtitles]] translate a rapper's jive as, "Sometimes I wonder if it's possible for a black man to have a fetish for black chicks."

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* Referenced in one of ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'''s ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'''s bizarre intermissions, where [[FunWithSubtitles the subtitles]] translate a rapper's jive as, "Sometimes I wonder if it's possible for a black man to have a fetish for black chicks."
16th Jul '17 10:28:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it would not take a tremendous leap of the imagination to conclude that the Cardassian Gul Dukat has a somewhat creepy fetish for [[RubberForeheadAliens Bajoran]] women. The creepiness comes from the fact that the Cardassians were occupying Bajor at the time, and that he would have been perfectly able to shoot any of them in the head with no consequences if they turned him down, and that all of them were quite aware of it. Some of his detractors suggest that [[SexSlave this was his real fetish]], rather than anything special to do with Bajorans. With the exception of his Cardassian wife, who is occasionally mentioned but never shown onscreen, the only women we see him involved with or interested in are Bajoran.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is quite open about her preference for human men. That said, she has pursued men of other species in serious relationships, so she's definitely not limited to humans.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', it would not take a tremendous leap of the imagination to conclude that the Cardassian Gul Dukat has a somewhat creepy fetish for [[RubberForeheadAliens Bajoran]] women. The creepiness comes from the fact that the Cardassians were occupying Bajor at the time, and that he would have been perfectly able to shoot any of them in the head with no consequences if they turned him down, and that all of them were quite aware of it. Some of his detractors suggest that [[SexSlave this was his real fetish]], rather than anything special to do with Bajorans. With the exception of his Cardassian wife, who is occasionally mentioned but never shown onscreen, the only women we see him involved with or interested in are Bajoran.
* ** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Lwaxana Troi is quite open about her preference for human men. That said, she has pursued men of other species in serious relationships, so she's definitely not limited to humans.
5th Jul '17 4:04:44 AM Infection
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/GetOut'' where The Armitage Family and the local community's obsession with the athletic superiority of black people and their bodies leads to[[spoiler:GrandTheftMe schemes because they believe that they're better than white people at various activities]]. This only serves to highlight the insanity and racism the family holds.
30th May '17 2:25:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Franchise/MassEffect: The [[TheBeautifulElite Asari]], an alien race of [[OneGenderRace female humanoid]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babies]] are considered highly desirable to all species, from humans to the near asexual and only vaguely humanoid Salarians. Asari are so desirable there are countless strip joints and brothels across space with Asari dancers and prostitutes as their main attraction.

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* Franchise/MassEffect: The [[TheBeautifulElite Asari]], an alien race of [[OneGenderRace female humanoid]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babies]] are considered highly desirable to all species, from humans to the near asexual and only vaguely humanoid Salarians. Asari are so desirable there are countless strip joints and brothels across space with Asari dancers and prostitutes as their main attraction. It gets a lampshade in the second game when three buddies of different species are watching an Asari dancer, and all of them think it makes perfect sense for their own race to find them attractive but are mystified that the other two do.
14th May '17 12:21:48 PM Ktotwf
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* [[{{Creator/GraceHelbig}} Youtuber Grace Helbig]] is known to occasionally slip references to her [[{{BlackIsBiggerInBed}} love of black men]] into her standup and web videos.
13th May '17 5:55:04 AM Ktotwf
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* [[{{Creator/GraceHelbig}} Youtuber Grace Helbig]] is known to occasionally slip references to her [[{{BlackIsBiggerInBed}} love of black men]] into her standup and web videos.

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* [[{{Creator/GraceHelbig}} Youtuber Grace Helbig]] is known to occasionally slip references to her [[{{BlackIsBiggerInBed}} love of black men]] into her standup and web videos.
12th May '17 9:34:03 PM Ktotwf
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* [[{{Creator/GraceHelbig}} Youtuber Grace Helbig]] is known to occasionally slip references to her [[{{BlackIsBiggerInBed}} love of black men]] into her standup and web videos.
8th May '17 1:19:06 PM Golondrina
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A character is expressing a sexual attraction to people of a certain group. This group can be as wide as entire races and ethnicities, or as narrow as a local tribe or country. As long as the division is based on geography, ethnicity, or race rather than individual qualities. A classic example is when a Caucasian is attracted to an Asian for being "exotic." [[MaleGaze This viewpoint]] is sometimes built into the narrative itself, especially in older works. In modern works this has a chance of backfiring if the paramour in question vocally disapproves of being objectified in such a manner.

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A character is expressing a sexual attraction to people of a certain group. This group can be as wide as entire races and ethnicities, or as narrow as a local tribe or country. As long as the division is based on geography, ethnicity, or race rather than individual qualities. A classic example is when a Caucasian white person is attracted to an Asian person for being "exotic." [[MaleGaze This viewpoint]] is sometimes built into the narrative itself, especially in older works. In modern works this has a chance of backfiring if the paramour in question vocally disapproves of being objectified in such a manner.



* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a nightclub singer named Gulliver Dark performing in one of the most popular burlesque houses in Springfield. He sings "I could love a million girls/And every girl a twin./I could love a Chinese girl/An Eskimo - " which is as far as he gets before the act is [[HilarityEnsues comedically interrupted]] (by Homer, of course). After he gets Homer to join him on stage, they sing the rest of the song: "...An Eskimo or Finn./I could dig a Deutschland chick/A girl with golden curls./In fact I think that we could love.../About a million girls!" The showgirls dancing with Gulliver are almost all Caucasian (which, this being ''The Simpsons'', means they have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation yellow skin]]), but [[CultureEqualsCostume they dress in "ethnic" costumes depicting whichever culture he would sing about]].

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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a nightclub singer named Gulliver Dark performing in one of the most popular burlesque houses in Springfield. He sings "I could love a million girls/And every girl a twin./I could love a Chinese girl/An Eskimo - " which is as far as he gets before the act is [[HilarityEnsues comedically interrupted]] (by Homer, of course). After he gets Homer to join him on stage, they sing the rest of the song: "...An Eskimo or Finn./I could dig a Deutschland chick/A girl with golden curls./In fact I think that we could love.../About a million girls!" The showgirls dancing with Gulliver are almost all Caucasian white (which, this being ''The Simpsons'', means they have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation yellow skin]]), but [[CultureEqualsCostume they dress in "ethnic" costumes depicting whichever culture he would sing about]].
28th Apr '17 7:49:25 PM genisgone
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* [[HateSink Woden]] of ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' has a troupe of thirteen Valkyries who are all over 5' 9[=''=] and East Asian. [[CastingCouch And yes, sleeping with him is a part of the job description]]. He's repeatedly called out for being grossly racist and misogynist, particularly by Cass, who is ''also'' tall and Japanese and knows damn well [[TransgenderFetishization how he feels]] [[ForbiddenFruit about her]]. [[spoiler:Issue 28 reveals rather than just being an extremely creepy white guy, there might be [[OedipalComplex something else]] going on]].

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* [[HateSink Woden]] of ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' has a troupe of thirteen Valkyries who are all over 5' 9[=''=] and East Asian. [[CastingCouch And yes, sleeping with him is a part of the job description]]. He's repeatedly called out for being grossly racist and misogynist, particularly by Cass, who is ''also'' tall and Japanese and knows damn well [[TransgenderFetishization how he feels]] [[ForbiddenFruit [[LustObject about her]]. [[spoiler:Issue 28 reveals rather than just being an extremely creepy white guy, there might be [[OedipalComplex something else]] going on]].
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