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Eleela Magazine
by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
on 11 September 2008
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While the scantily-clad cover girl puts Brazilian magazine Eleela on the same rack as the smut periodicals, we think it merits reconsidering. A closer look inside reveals a refreshingly different take more akin to the Suicide Girls meets Brazilian Playboy, with images and quality editorial content meant for a different audience than other more traditional nudie mags.

Intended for couples to read together (hence "Ele" and "Ela" in the title, or "he" and "she" in Portuguese), Eleela's photography tends toward the more tasteful and erotic over the generic pornographic variety. There are also well-conceived articles featuring spotlights on assorted baile funk dancers, interviews with personalities like a tatted-up cabaret performer and, in the current issue, how Japanese porn differs from the Western world's. Subjects and the editorial team involved in each issue are not confined to the borders of Brazil, lending an International scope.

Have a look at the archive of Eleela covers dating back to 2003 — some of which remind us somewhat of the late Jane, without the clothes of course.

Also on Cool Hunting: Box Magazine.

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