The feminist bookstore seen in “Portlandia” may have cut ties with the comedy series, but now Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are focused on men’s rights in a new video for Season 7. Released by IFC in anticipation of the upcoming season, the stars of the show portray two men who are upset that none of the new movements are about them.
“What is our movement?” ask Armisen as he rides his bike next to a male Brownstein wearing a short wig and a plaid shirt. “I’m telling you, that’s why men need safe spaces too,” she says, adding that Reddit is one of the places they can speak freely.
As the two mention that they sometimes feel like the new minority, the clip transitions to the duo singing their new anthem, “What About Men?”
The video continues with the guys lamenting about how pretty soon every Hollywood remake will star women, their children won’t know what it’s like to have a white male President, their reproductive rights and not being able to have babies, among other things.
“What about the boyfriends of the women’s rights movements?” says Brownstein’s character. “Right? What about Harriet Tubman’s husband or Eleanor Roosevelt’s?” chimes Armisen. “FDR?” replies Brownstein, with Fred exclaiming, “We only know his initials?!”
Check out the hilarious clip below. “Portlandia” returns to IFC Thursday, January 5 at 10pm.