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January 2003

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A.C.E. Benefits & Legal Challenges

The Oregon Association of Club Executives (A.C.E.) the newest chapter in the national trade association got underway last month, with more than a dozen founding members meeting at Boogie Woogie's in downtown Portland to discuss the goals of Oregon A.C.E. and the current legal challenges for the adult industry in Oregon

Legal challenges foremost on the minds of those present were the challenge to the Oregon Appeals Court ruling allowing local governments to enact "distance rules" between dancers and customers (which seems to be proceeding slowly to the Oregon Supreme Court), new Oregon Liquor Control Commission rules regarding dancers touching of their own body parts and new rules banning minors from performing in OLCC licensed establishments altogether.

The next A.C.E. gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th, 4pm at Boogie Woogie's downtown. The next A.C.E. fundraiser is set for Saturday, January 18, 8pm at Cleopatra's Viewpoint. All adult industry owners, managers and performers are welcome to come and mingle, have a good time and hear the latest news. You can call Exotic for more information at 503-241-4317.

Exotic Magazine Changes

So many Exotic magazine changes-- resignations, terminations, salespeople, writers, logos, editorial design, deadbolt keys and alarm codes...

We figured we were in dire need of more estrogen in this testosterone-filled office anyway. So we did what any red-blooded, American boys would do: We called VIVA LAS VEGAS. Viva has once again taken charge of the editorial content, and we find ourselves back to the original focus of this magazine nearly 10 years ago...an IRREVERENT GUIDE to SEX, CLUBS & ROCK-N-ROLL.

And due to a curiously EXCESSIVE amount of mail this last month, we decided now would be a great time to debut a long-anticipated, monthly LETTERS SECTION, tentatively called, "WE HATE EXOTIC." You will find it every month in right near the front of the magazine.

Also this month we kick-off another new monthly feature, "KICK-ASS STRIPPERS." Each month this page will focus on one, two or three strippers in the Northwest that, besides being goddesses of sex, embodiments of talent and beacons of hope and light in this cruel world, just plain exude that je ne sais quois. And of course the natural focus this month had to be our once-and-future Editor cum stripper cum punk rock chick cum writer, Viva Las Vegas.

Even this column, "EROTIC CITY," has returned back to it's original purpose. No longer a rambling, maddening diatribe of whomever was writing it and whatever they were on at the time, but more what it was meant to be, an informative, interesting and hopefully amusing collection of news and views pertaining to the adult industry in the Northwest.

Our FEATURED ARTICLES this month include an exclusive, behind-the-scenes view of SHANE'S WORLD and the porno-fraternity trysts that are getting a lot of universities around the country hot under the collar. And in the musical arena we have nearly all the bases covered with genre-bashing acts like punk-rockabilly heavyweights REVEREND HORTON HEAT and hillbilly hip-hop artists BUBBA SPARXXX and HAYSTAK.




Even after last month's editorial hijinx, you can still find Exotic in even MORE locations than a just a few months ago. The now-gentler Exotic can be found in more than 30 clubs in Portland alone, four clubs in Salem, five clubs in Eugene, as well as every single adult bookstore in Oregon and quite a few in Washington.

Exotic will also be teaming up with CONTROL FACTOR STUDIOS and their popular Cable Access TV show "MORAL REALITY" (Tuesdays at 11:30 on Channel 11) starring the effervescent LACEY LYNN. Benefits to our advertisers will be substantial, including FREE TELEVISION PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING.

And Exotic is also proud to announce a new distribution partnership with another large local publication. Starting next month you will be able to find Exotic magazine in OVER 50 NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETS all over the metro area. And that number will be increasing dramatically in the next few months. We'll be sure to keep you updated (as if you really care unless you are stuck in one of the few neighborhoods where a strip club is more than five blocks away, and you have no cable television, no high-speed internet access and nothing to "read" in the bathroom).


Gentlemen's Club News
Club 205 at SE 99th and Stark has this month's Exotic covergirls, Pisces and Destiny, working all month long. And make sure to stop and see them and all the other former Exotic covergirls at the Covergirl Dance Contest Wednesday, January 15th!

The Pallas at SE 136th and Powell is celebrating their Anniversary Party on Saturday, January 25th with food and drink specials, prize giveaways and special feature shows.

Do you like your women wet and wild? Well Stars Cabaret in Beaverton has a huge party planned for Saturday, January 25th called H2O. Featuring three hot tubs, two shower stages and over 30 lovely young ladies in, at the very most, bikinis...See wild hot tub, bubble bath and shower shows all night long! And bring a towel...

This month's dance contest at Sassy's at SE 10th and Morrison will NOT be on the regularly-scheduled first Wednesday of the month since that falls on New Years Day this year. Instead the giant contest, which attracts Portland's finest strippers, will be on Wednesday, January 8th. We'll see you there!

Jody's at NE 122nd and Glisan is having another Giant Superbowl Party on Sunday, January 26th featuring a free buffet, two big screen televisions, $1000 in customer prizes and an amazing halftime show. Don't miss this one!

Cleopatra's Viewpoint near PDX airport at NE 82nd Ave. and Killingsworth is hosting the next scheduled A.C.E. gathering on Saturday, January 18 at 8pm. All adult industry owners, managers and entertainers are encouraged to attend, and will be treated as VIPs.

George's Dancin' Bare will be having their next Amateur Dance Contest on

Saturday, February 15th. In the meantime stop by and say hi to one of Exotic's favorite dancers, Joey, she works there, be it dancing, bartending or cocktailing five days a week.

Magic Gardens, downtown at NW 4th and Everett and the home of Exotic editor and Kick-Ass Stripper of the month Viva Las Vegas, is hosting a new Sex and Service Industry Night (S.I.N.) every Tuesday night!

Union Jacks Club at 9th and E. Burnside has a whole smorgasbord of events in January, starting Saturday, January 4th with a New Year's Party; January 15-18 is the Feature Show of the Year Contest; Thursday January 23rd is Wet T-shirt Night; and Wednesday, January 29th is a VIP Party.

City Limits Showgirls at SE 175th and Stark is featuring 2-for-1 Table Dances every day all month long from 6pm to 9pm.

Montego's at SE 158th and Division is featuring the all-new Luv Lounge and VIP Couch Dancing. And there's something new and different nearly every night now at Portland's only true tropical paradise.

Hearts, the 18-and-over juice bar at 3316 N. Lombard is open after-hours till 4am on weekends and till 3am on Wed., Thu. and Sun. Stop by for $5 bottomless drinks and $10 tables dances all night long.

Dolphin I and Dolphin II, in Milwaukie and Beaverton respectively, want to remind everyone that Miss Nude Oregon 2003 will be coming soon. It will be open to all entertainers and you should inquire at either Dolphin club for more information. Dolphin I will be hosting a Holiday Stress Relief Party on Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm with girls and specials galore.


Lingerie Shop News

The Oregon Supreme Court accepted an appeal hearing on the Ciancanelli case last month. The case, a ruling against a lingerie modeling shop in Roseburg called Angels, was the catalyst for stopping all toy shows and two-girl shows at lingerie shops earlier this year. Should the Oregon Supreme Court overrule the Oregon Court of Appeals ruling, lingerie shop models will once again have more "freedom of expression" in their shows.

Intimate Obsessions, Exclusive Tan and Sheer Sensations, besides having specials running this month, also has the beautiful Majestic back from her much-too-long sabbatical.

Babydolls and Honeysuckles have their annual "Snow Day" specials. That means if it snows anyone can get $10 off their private show price just by mentioning it!

Centerfold Suites, downtown's premier lingerie modeling studio, has a special this month on bachelor parties and other special occasions.


Adult Store News

Fantasy Adult Video (six locations all over the Portland metro area) has big sales planned for the month of January. Stop by and check out what you can get to put "more love and less attitude" into your life.

DK Wilds in Beaverton, along with special January sales on videos, is proud to once again be the sponsor of the Stars Cabaret Porn Fairy for 2003.

The Adult Underground wants to remind everyone that the landmark adult video store at SE 70th and Foster is under new ownership with a new look and new attitude to go along with it. Check out their new private booths, and mention you saw their ad in Exotic for special prices on any purchase.

Castle Megastore on Barbur Boulevard is back distributing Exotic magazines like hotcakes and watch for their special giveaways at the Sunday night Sinferno Cabaret at Dante's.

Fantasyland at 16014 SE 82nd Drive and at 5228 SE Foster is celebrating the new year with a splash, offering specials on Kama Sutra and exotic lotions and creams.

Frolics at 8845 NE Sandy Boulevard has thrown out the glass! They now have live, private one-on-one shows with the gorgeous girl of your choice.

Hard Times Video downtown on NW Broadway is now open from 11am to 3am every damn day of the week with at least two beautiful girls awaiting your command in a private room. A great place to stop by after Tiger Bar closes next door.

Paradise Video out on SE 147th and Stark has a huge new DVD selection and a newly-expanded, even more glorious arcade.

Bob's Adult Books in Salem will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Maxi-Theater & Social Club on Friday, January 3rd from 6pm on.

Butterfly's Custom Clubwear at 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. #139 is having a Huge Clearance Sale with up to 70% off clothing and shoes. The shop is now open Wed., Thu., and Sat. 11am-6pm or by appointment (call 503-239-8029).

In last month's "Hard Justice" column (Exotic magazine #113), Office Partridge, aka Morgan Tisdale, son of well-known Portland author Sally Tisdale, began the column with the statement, "Strippers are garbage." When contacted in a mountainous region of Northern Afghanistan, Tisdale claimed that what he actually meant to say was, "Strippers are garbanzo beans, they are soft and shiny on the outside and creamy and delectable on the inside." Exotic regrets the error and has relieved Tisdale of his writing duties.
In February 2002's "The Industry" column (Exotic magazine #103), Editor Jim Goad wrote that Exotic Publisher Frank Faillace had "a mullet" haircut. In fact, after careful measurements were taken and definitions refined, it turns out that Faillace does NOT have a mullet haircut. Exotic regrets the error and Goad has resigned as Editor.
In July 2002's "Carnal Knowledge" column (Exotic magazine #108), Publisher Frank Faillace implied that then-Exotic salesman and photographer Jon Bon Voji was an honorable guy and implied that he valued his friendships over money. Apparently that is not the case. Exotic regrets the error and Faillace has resigned himself to an even more cynical outlook towards humanity.





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