Feminist Bookstore Sours On ‘Portlandia’ Comedy

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS SF/AP) — A Portland feminist bookstore is cutting ties with the TV comedy “Portlandia,” which used its space to film sketches parodying a feminist bookstore.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that actors Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen wore long-haired wigs and frumpy clothing as the humorless, aggressively conscientious co-owners of the Women and Women First bookstore in IFC’s “Portlandia.”

The Portland store, In Other Words, initially enjoyed the publicity. But its front door now features a sign listing several grievances with the show, including transmisogyny, racism, gentrification, queer antagonism and devaluation of feminist discourse.

The 23-year-old nonprofit has faced financial struggles and is currently running a fundraising campaign to help stay afloat.

In Other Words did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday. An IFC spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.

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