It's hard to overlook Gina Velour; especially
since she stands about 5'9" and her legs go on forever. As
the local fetish photographer/ filmmaker/ model/curator/ legend
most likely to succeed, most of us stand eclipsed in the shadow
of her self-aggrandize-ment. Velour once told this curmudg-eon that
she re-sents the labor of promotion and net-working necessary to
get one's work seen and presented in the public eye. Velour voiced
dis-dain for the low-ering of art into the who-you-know re-ality
of getting ahead. The art should be enough on its own, she opined,
without all the preening, pran-cing and posturing about. Well, all
idealistic horseshit aside, I don't know anyone any better at promoting
their own work. While many are content to build a little comfortable
box barely big enough to contain their egos, then whine about not
being noticed, Velour is making sure everyone knows about her ventures,
including the new Suck It And See. This erotic music video, written
and directed by Jacob Pander, is launched this month on home DVD
and VHS. And Exotic is proud to present Suck It And See cast member
Gigi Fontaine on our cover, shot by, who else, Gina Velour.
grateful that Velour is not lounging around eating Bonbons waiting
to be discovered, and floated this juicy pic our way. You can say
what you want about Suck It..., and rex will have his say next month,
but Velour, Pander and company are creating a lot of paying work for
Portland's aspiring models/actors. Creative, fun, exciting work. And
they're not waiting for anyone to come to them. It's admirable, sex-positive,
shaking-off-the-cobwebs and the nay-sayers kinda stuff. Hell, we wish
Velour would come light a fire under our lazy butts over here at Exotic.
Gina Velour is like a stiff sea breeze in a town shuttered up-tight
too long. And if you don't like her, it's probably because you're
jealous. Or you don't want to stick your head up outside of your box.
You go, girl.
TALE OF THE TAPE:
SUCK IT AND SEE: 32 minutes; 7 song erotic music video; release
date, October 26th; DVD, $29.95; VHS, $19.95 Visit sites for ordering
Also available at Tower Records, Virgin Megastores.
|A City Council
meeting is to be held just after our press deadline on Wednesday,
September 29, concerning a proposed city ordinance placing new regulations
on escort services and lingerie modeling shops. A full report on what
has happened will be printed next issue. In the meantime, you can
call our office at (503) 241-4317 for any questions regarding this
matter. If the ordinance passes City Council, it will take effect
29). And there will be a 60-day grace period for businesses to comply
(December 29). So, basically the new regulations would not take effect
until after the new millennium. Y2K problems, anyone?
|October, the Witching Month, is upon
us; and now that the sun is gone and Autumn is in full swing, what
do the guys do after all the yardwork is done? Well, there are some
new places in town that will make the end of summer seem a whole lot
brighter. The Northwest's "Gentlemens Club of the 21st Century,"
Exotica, has been open less than a month and already
is one of Portland's most exciting clubs with some of the classiest
woman in town. Two other new hot spots around town are Shanny's,
6008 N. Greeley, and Portland's newest exotic dance club, Wildcats,
at 10140 SW Canyon Rd. Check them out and tell'em "Exotic sent
My God! It's Stella Rides Again Birthday Bash and
benefit for breast cancer, coming at you like a
freight train at Mary's Club. On
Sunday, October, 10th, from 5 till 9 pm, Stella
and her groove gang, featuring DJ DeFresto and,
Oh Shit!, Thar She Blows, Gina Velour, will knock
your fuckin' socks off. Bring money to tip BIG,
as all tips, in addition to the teensy, weensy
little cover of 2 bucks, goes to breast cancer
charities. Now you can feel good about going out
to a titty bar. Dammit! PS: Stella turns the big
three oh. So . . . Now she's in her prime.
For a whole lot of
true Halloween spirit, check out Downtown
Portland's #1 dance club Magic Gardens--erotic
dancers, great food, cool music, the Witches Way!
And for the hottest place in heaven, hell or
on Oct. 30, go to CJ's "Halloween
Disco Party and Costume Contest. "Lots of great cash and other
cool prizes are going to be given away, so get there early!
Be sure to keep all eyes and ears out
for news on a very special event happening soon at Jody's.
And remember, they hold "Portland's Big-gest Weekly Dance Contest"
every Thursday night, and incred-ible" morning and afterwork
spec-ials"daily, not to mention some of the sexiest wom-en
in town, "Thanks Jody!"
Bare is holding their next "Amateur
Night"on Nov.13; come see this town's newest
talent. Girls, if you've ever wanted to be an
Exotic Dancer, here's your chance to be in the
And when you want
to stick to the basics of "Wine, Women and
Song"go to the Boom Boom Room,
they'll treat you right! And this month they're
having their big, One-Year Anniversary splash and
Halloween Dance Contest on Sunday, October 31st.
$500 cash to dance contest winners, $100 to best
Cabaret will be having their annual Bar
& Restaurant Industry Vendor Fair at their
spacious Salem facility on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from
3pm till midnight. They are inviting everyone
from the adult industry to come and check out
various vendors that can help in business,
especially club owners. The luau starts at 6pm...
Get the pig!
|Cathie's is having a Spectacular Sidewalk
Sale Thursday thru Sunday, Oct. 14 - Oct 17, with specials on clothes,
shoes and erotic accessories. Don't miss this event; it only happens
once a year!
With the ghosts and
goblins out and about haunting this month, many
are staying in, but before you barricade the
doors and windows and light the jack-o-lanterns
in the hopes of surviving the night of the undead,
stop by Fantasy "For Adults Only."
They have everything you need from mild to wild,
with 5 locations, one near you.
Ladies, for a unique twist to "Dinner and a
Movie," take your sweetheart to the Jefferson
Theater--"The Northwest's Premier
Adult Theater." They now have "Special
& Lace invites you this haunting season to take a trip
on the dark mysterious erotic side, with Circe, Cloe and Eve or any
of their fine entertainers, "Indulge your fantasies."
and Honey-Suckles are
celebrating the return of everyone's favorite
little Romanian dancer... Yes, Taylor is back...
Pleasure is back, ten times nicer with a
million-dollar remodel. Stop by and check out the
ultimate in luxury.
We at Exotic would
like to welcome Magik Visions to
our pages this month; they offer private Lingerie
and Nude shows, Personal Apparel, and Oh Yes!
There will be a meeting on the adult
zoning legislation in early November. All adult
business owners will be contacted about time and
place. For further
|information call (503) 241-4317. There
will also be a booth and speakers from the ACLU and OCFE at the Stars
Cabaret Vendor Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 3pm till 6pm in Salem.
Adult business owners are encouraged to attend.