The musician, author, and co-creator of Portlandia talks about Sleater-Kinney’s place in the feminist movement and arguments her show is ‘ruining Portland’
We generally think of Hollywood triple-threats as entertainers who can sing, dance, and act. But what about quadruple-threats? Or quintuple threats? As far as they go, Carrie Brownstein
– the actor-singer-guitarist-screenwriter-memoirist – stands pretty much alone.
The star, co-creator and co-writer of Portlandia
, which returns for its eighth and final season on 18 January, can also be found in early seasons of Transparent
, on stage with the revered indie-rock heroines of Sleater-Kinney, or in bookstores as the author of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, a witty, bare-boned account of Brownstein’s coming-of-age in the punk-feminist enclaves of the Pacific north-west.
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