She was a 90s riot grrrl, hung out with Kurt Cobain, and had a music blog on NPR. She worked briefly at an ad agency (Portland-based, of course) before she decided to write comedy; in Portlandia, the IFC sketch comedy series she co-created — now wrapping up its third season — she plays a feminist bookstore owner, new age helicopter mom, kinky greaser,
newspaperblog editor, and, of course, herself (alongside creative partner Fred Armisen). Now she’s got a new band, Wild Flag. And a shitload of blogs devoted to her every move.
In real life, though, Carrie Brownstein isn’t quite so different from the fans who adore her. She once cried because she loved Madonna. She had a crush on Danny from New Kids on the Block. She wrote fan letters and plastered rock posters on her teenage bedroom wall. Portlandia, she says, is like its own version of a fan ballad — an ode to the endearing absurdities of her Pacific Northwest home. On the eve of tomorrow’s season finale, Brownstein talks fandom, emoticons, and what was so great about the 90s.
Dear Internet friends, won’t you head on over to the Portlandia Facebook page and help us with our Internet Hail Mary? Thank you in advance: https://www.facebook.com/portlandia
Watch the latest episode of our web series, “Kumail Tours Portlandia,” presented by our friends at Travel Portland.
Are you ready for NEW Portlandia tonight? Are you ready for Nina’s birthday in NEW Portlandia tonight? Okay, good!
Did you see Fred and Carrie on The View yesterday? If not, watch here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/443888#i1,p0,d1