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Portlandias Carrie Brownstein Talks Favorite Characters, Sketches Post-Series Plans The Contenders Emmys

Following eight seasons of IFC 's Portlandia , creator, writer, EP, director and actor Carrie Brownstein was quick to cite some favorite charactersshe and co-star Fred Armisenportrayed over the years. At a Contenders Emmys panel moderated by Deadlines international co-editor Peter White, Brownstein put feminist bookstore proprietors Toni and Candace at the top of the list. The sketch, set in the fictional Women & Women First bookstore, famously resulted in Portlandia   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/04/portlandia-carrie-brownstein-fred-armisen-contenders-emmys-ifc-future-plans-1202364778/

Why the Last Scene Ever Shot for Portlandia Was Really Strange Even for Portlandia

After eight seasons of filming the satirical, peculiar, and ever-enjoyable Portlandia, youd think co-stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen would have dealt with every possible awkward situation on camera by now. But then they shot the final scene for the absurdist IFC series, which Carrie Brownstein tells TheWrap was an extra weird experience. It was really strange, cause it was characters we had never played before, which this far along in the series was kind of rare, Brownstein said in a recent interview ahead of the series finale. So I dont even remember who the characters names were that we were playing. We were playing people that worked in an office, so there was already that element of weirdness, that we werent ending on characters that were beloved to us. And I think we ended on like an insert shot.   ..Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/portlandia-series-finale-final-scene-carrie-brownstein/

Good-bye, Portlandia. Good-bye, Hipsters.

With Portlandia wrapping up its final season, hipsters will finally, completely step out of the spotlight.   ..Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/portlandia-finale-and-the-end-of-hipsters.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

The Portlandia Effect: How Did the Show Change the City It Satirized?

After eight seasons, the series comes to an end this Thursday.  ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/portlandia-effect-how-did-the-show-change-portland.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Portlandia's Feminist Bookstore Ladies Say "Oh, Hello" to Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland

George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon are in Portland for a very special surprise party. ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/portlandias-feminist-bookstore-ladies-meet-oh-hello-duo.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Portlandia Sendoff: Carrie Brownstein Tells Us What More Is in Store for Final Season

When Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen poke fun at aggressive bikers, artisan lightbulb makers or frustratingly pleasant store clerks on Portlandia, theyre showing how certain, eccentric people go about their lives. Reflecting on the eighth and final season of Portlandia, which aired its season premiere on IFC Thursday night, Brownstein says she is humbled at how their show has reflected the cultures and lifestyles of all sorts of people. When people say, oh thats so Portlandia, theyre talking about a phenomena, a particularity or a way of viewing a situation, or acting within a situation or an ideology and way of curating ones life, Brownstein said during a recent phone interview with TheWrap. That they would characterize it as Portlandia is really so surprising and gratifying.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/carrie-brownstein-reflects-on-keeping-portlandia-weird-for-8-seasons/

Portlandia Final Season: We Put a Bird on Fred and Carries 15 Best Sketches (Videos)

Portlandia never received mainstream recognition, but Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are probably fine with that. The show kicks off its eighth and final season this week, and since 2011, the show has always found the perfect niche, appealing to the small subsection of music-loving, internet-dwelling, Pacific Northwest hipsters it satirizes. Picking out the shows finest moments is tough since the shows charm is in the zany rhythm of its Portland vignettes and cadre of caricatures. So while some of these are fan favorites, others are obscure, locally sourced gems that have helped keep Portlandia weird.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/portlandia-final-season-15-best-sketches/

Portlandia Trailer: Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownsteins Eclectic Characters Are Back For Final Season

Grab your granola and mason jars of small-batch whiskey and put on your North Face vests because IFC has released the trailer for the eighth and final season of Portlandia . And it has everything fans want out of the put-a-bird-on-it, Emmy-nominated comedy sketch show about life in the hip Pacific Northwest city. The trailer (watch it above) packs a lot in 47 seconds, giving us the greatest hits from stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein . Starting off with their   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/01/portlandia-trailer-fred-armisen-carrie-brownstein-season-8-1202235072/

IFC's "Portlandia" Returns for Its Eighth and Final Season in 2018

Season 8 will consist of 10 episodes, airing weekly on Thursday nights.   ...Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/09/07/ifcs-portlandia-returns-for-its-eighth-and-final-season-in-2018-204012/20170907ifc01/

Portlandias Carrie Brownstein To Make Feature Directorial Debut On MGMs Fairy Godmother

EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Brownstein , the actress,writer, musician, is getting ready to add feature director to her repertoire. The co-creator, writer and star of IFC's Emmy-winning sketch comedy Portlandia, willmake her feature film directorial debut on MGM s Fairy Godmother . Take note: this marks the sixth female director that MGM has employed on its films, following Kimberly Pierce on Carrie, Anne Fletcher for Hot Pursuit ; Thea Sharrock on Me Before You ; Stella Meghie on Ev ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/05/carrie-brownstein-fairy-godmother-mgm-directing-debut-1202097286/