Feminists Descend On Downtown Los Angeles Beavers Head For The Hollywood Hills All To Help “Portlandia” Win An Emmy For IFC
Los Angeles, CA (June 4, 2014) – Unbuttoning a double-breasted effort to titillate Emmy voters and fans alike, IFC flows into another Emmy cycle with screenings and schmoozing led by fearless feminists from its hit series Portlandia.
Tonight IFC will transport the feminist literary haven “Women and Women First” from the IFC series Portlandia to The Last Bookstore in downtown LA. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will appear as bookstore owners Toni and Candace to participate in a debate with USC Professor of Gender Studies Jack Halberstam and UCLA Associate Professor of Gender Studies Juliet Williams. Following a screening of the finale from the recently wrapped fourth season, Fred and Carrie will be joined by Portlandia co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel for an open Q&A. The Last Bookstore is at 453 South Spring Street in Los Angeles.
“It’s been just over 50 years since Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique helped spark a wave of late-20th century feminism,” said Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen in a joint statement. “As bookstore proprietors and ardent feminists, Candace and Toni have kept this spirit alive and well, and we look forward to having a robust discussion on women in modern society while shamelessly courting Emmy voters.”
Later this week, on June 7, feminist hikers will similarly take over a popular L.A. hiking destination, transforming it into “Beaver Canyon,” inspired by Portlandia’s season four finale “Getting Away.” In this episode, Toni and Candace, who have worshipped the beaver for decades, lead a “Feminist Moon Weekend” retreat in beaver territory. LA’s own “Beaver Canyon” will feature a pop-up Portlandia lounge providing R&R to hikers who will be treated to refreshments, show clips and useful hiking giveaways. Where is it all going down? Check out #worshipthebeaver on Saturday to discover Beaver Canyon.
“As two of Portlandia’s most beloved characters, Toni and Candace are perfect to lead our annual Emmy campaign,” stated IFC President Jennifer Caserta. “And I’m not just saying that because I’m a woman.”
Portlandia, a critical and audience favorite which garnered a 2013 WGA Award and 2012 Peabody Award, has won two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special and was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series as well as Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series in both 2012 and 2013. Toni and Candace hope that Television Academy voters, both women and non-women, will make Portlandia even more Emmy-worthy in 2014.
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE LUNAR CALENDAR…VOTE PORTLANDIA. PERIOD.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series like Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., along with sister channels AMC, SundanceTV and WE tv, IFC is in 73 million U.S. homes across all platforms. IFC: Always On Slightly Off
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