PORTLAND, Ore. — 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. The bookstore's staff did write a statement outlining their reasons for cutting ties with the show. The statement contains vulgar language. Click here to read it.
An IFC spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.