A Speculative Fiction
subtrope of Author Appeal
, which is the deliberate creation of a future (or alternate history, or fantasy..) society in which the author's particular kink is "normal". That which is Fetish Fuel
to us, is a commonplace to those in-universe.
The difference between this and basic Author Appeal
is the compulsion by some authors to justify their fetish. Quentin Tarantino
having lots of shots of feet in his movies is Author Appeal
. If he made a movie that explains how in the year 2525 everyone
will be a foot fetishist due to some social or technological development, that would be a Fetish-Fuel Future
Used a lot in written erotica. Also some porn movies but not as much as you'd think, given that typically porn movies are Porn Without Plot
and thus don't even bother with a story to the sex.
Is sometimes used to "justify" the depiction of behavior and social structures
that would otherwise push the characters over the Moral Event Horizon
. (Although it can still make the world crapsack
, and make some people suspect that the author actually advocates such values for real
Sometimes characters of a Fetish-Fuel Future
will consider the "normal" sexual practices of visitors to be taboo
See also Free-Love Future
No examples, please.