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.”READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
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.READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
In Other Words did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday. An IFC spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment
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