‘Fuck Portlandia’ – blogpost by In Other Words bookstore – the setting for many sketches – says the show ‘has had a net negative effect on the city as a whole’.
Should feminist bookstore workers Candace and Toni appear in future seasons of IFC’s Portlandia – they will not be in familiar environs.
In previous seasons sketches featuring the duo – played by the show’s stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen – were mainly filmed in Portland feminist bookstore and community center – In Other Words.
‘That was a decision made by people who are no longer part of the space’ she said.
‘The current volunteers and board members are no longer interested in having Portlandia here’.
Over six seasons – beginning in the very first episode – In Other Words was transformed into the fictional Women and Women First bookshop over which reign Candace and Toni – a duo of radical feminists.
The space itself – with its chalkboard calendar and homemade shop fittings – will have an immediate familiarity for Portlandia viewers.
It’s become part of the show’s visual world.