A spillover from Twitter correspondence, but the concept of exotic came up on Twitter. A Seeking Arrangement or Sugar Daddies website ad poster was a young black woman who was not good at planning but labeled herself exotic. I tweeted the comedy of backpages, craigslist etc. postings where black American women will slaps exotic on their advertisement to lure people in (black/white biracial women do this in every ad). The use of exotic is also the key to marketing. A standard issue black American woman marketing herself exotic is marketing to a non-black dating pool. Sure, they may be exotic to 50 something white engineers, but it is a funny catch all. A 28 year old black single mom on SeekingArrangement.com looking to exchange sex for money is not exotic. She is residue of our broken American culture. Exotic comes with the connotation of foreign and mysterious due to the element of the unknown. Even nerdy tech guys know what they are getting from the cute, black single mom. There is no mystery.
Multilingual Indian Account Executive Who Fills a Skirt Right (English accent a bonus) - Exotic
|I can envision Bond saying "Evening Miss Manaypunani"|
Note: In Cornell's economics department around 2001, there was a gorgeous Indian girl who spoke with an English accent. It drove every guy in class wild, and the comedy was you'd hear her voice and immediately turn to find the speaker. The visuals did not disappoint.
Multilingual Russian Violinist - Exotic
|This entire picture's concept makes me laugh|
Standard Issue Black Single Mom - Not Exotic