I swear, that dude’s got a serious case of yellow fever.”The cultural blogger Angry Asian Man defines it honestly: “To put it bluntly, that gross-out fetish when dudes have an unhealthy obsession with Asian women.
Chances are, you’ve met or know someone like this.” puts a wrinkle in our idea of “asian fetish.” Director Debbie Lum was prepared to follow a variety characters with a major ick-factor and analyze the ins-and-outs of the cultural phenomenon. Their hard-won romance — after nine months of online dating, a move across continents, jealousy, and ongoing cleaning of Steven’s Burlingame, Calif., apartment — has resulted in years of marriage.
Then the following year the three-week visit to go to the US consulate to prove we were really a couple in order to get the marriage visa.
We were quite sure we were the right thing for each other, so I made another short trip later just to meet her parents and tell them we were serious.
Another 10-day visit in the fall to get to know each other even better.
That first visit was two weeks long of 24/7 time spent together.
We got to know each other very well with the help of our electronics and hand gestures.
How would you define “asian fetish” (a.k.a., crudely, “yellow fever”)?
According to Urban Dictionary, it is “a term usually applied to white males who have a clear sexual preference for women of Asian descent, although it can also be used in reference to white females who prefer Asian men.” They follow with this example: “Every time we go to the club, Dave goes straight for the Asian women.