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
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
IT IS WRITTEN...THERE WILL COME A TIME OF GREAT CHANGE...
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
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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
Bare will be having their next Amateur Dance Contest
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.
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
City Limits Showgirls
at SE 175th and Stark is featuring 2-for-1 Table Dances
every day all month long from 6pm to 9pm.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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