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talisman

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a small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power

an irrational preoccupation

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a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body

a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

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The film - made by the producers of "Calendar Girls" (and, really, that tells you just about everything you need to know right there) - follows the true story of a venerable English shoe manufacturer who staved off bankruptcy by creating a line of thigh-high PVC leather boots for fetishists and transvestites.
One of the cinema's great fetishists, Wong Kar Wai has always been enraptured less by narrative logic than by colors and textures, mood and mise en scene.
In order to gain the sensorial impression that will create the comfortable self-images they desire, fetishists and men of feeling need to position woman as objects and spectacles, easily manipulable and consumable.
The bodies lusted after by the dead-eyed carnage fetishists in Crash tend to be long vacated by the time we see them, as are those that stir the hormones of the lead character, a necrophiliac undertaker's assistant, in Kissed.
NOMENCLATURE fetishists get two for the price of one this week as we pay deference to a bumper afternoon for Irish republicans at The Curragh last Sunday.
The cameos from assorted celebrities and wondrous creatures, among them Norman Mailer, Ursula Andress, Serra, a seven-foot, five-hundred-pound giant, three corset fetishists, a four-horned ram, and a double-amputee supermodel.
Fetishists aside, gentlemen of the 19th century did not strap their women into corsets in order to titillate their erotic fancies, as some conspiracy theorists would have us believe.
Still, for all the posturing, maybe this is really all about something else, what with chat rooms having names like "Gay Nazi Sex," "Gay Nazi WP [White Power] Fetishists," "Gay Aryan Neo-Nazi Skinheads," "Nazi Muscle," and, strangest of all, "Diapered Skinheads.
Gore's America, as depicted by Steyn, consists mainly of "Al Sharpton's entourage, gay scoutmasters, partial-birth-abortion fetishists," liberal Hollywood airheads, and foreigners.
A truly queer cultural studies of history would surely focus on the historical narratives of a variety of non-normative sexual subjects - not just lesbians and gay men, but also bisexuals, transsexuals, fetishists, celibates, sadists, prostitutes, and many other so-called "sexual deviants"-and the challenges they pose to narratives of normative heterosexuality.
James Spader and Deborah Unger fall in with some fetishists who get turned on by car crashes.
According to Shepherd, there was a guy on the east coast of Florida a few years ago who ran sort of a "Foot of the Month Club" for fetishists.
The purchase of human breast milk has become more common nowadays with not only parents buying it for their babies, but also by cancer patients, fetishists and body builders.
A POLICEMAN has gone on trial accused of murdering and dismembering a businessman he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.
foot loose Rejoice retro lovers and toe fetishists.