Happy Independence Day to all those US readers who celebrate. In between the barbecuing and the fireworks and the drinking, today would be a great day to slip away for some steamy private time by curling up with a hot, trashy, erotic romance. And who better to star in your government-based fantasies than the Orange One himself, Donald Trump?
Yes, Trump erotica has been on the rise since early this year–around the time it first looked like he might actually become the Republican nominee. (He’s still “presumptive” at this point, for those of you who don’t have any elephants in this particular circus…he won’t be the official nominee until the Republican National Convention when/if he clinches the nomination.) And with titles like, “Trump Temptation: The Billionaire & the Bellboy,” and “Love Trumps All,” not to mention the fanfiction message board stories about threesomes between Trump, President Obama, and actor Jon Cena for some reason, there’s plenty of reading material to entertain supporters and haters alike. [NOTE: GoodEReader will not be linking to that last story for decency reasons…you’ll have to Google it yourself.]
Erotic fan fiction is by far not a new concept, but this may be one of the first key shifts where the reimagining is intended for humor and harm rather than to fulfill an empty storyline. Supporters of erotic fan fic featuring characters from the Harry Potter books, the Twilight series, and even boy band One Direction claim that these stories are an entertaining fantasy world that was never explored in the mainstream. If readers wish to secretly read about a romance between Ron and Harry, or Edward and Jacob, then what’s the harm? The authors’ original works were not genuinely infringed upon (since many of the fan fiction sites are not selling content, but rather allowing their writers to openly share their story visions for free), and hosts of reader-fans have a new story angle to explore.
But when does the Trump fan fic stop being humorous, and start to shed light on an eerie possibility for the future? Just ask the creators of the blockbuster film, The Purge: Election Year, who blatantly incorporated Trump’s own campaign slogan (Make America Great Again) into the film’s advertising trailer.