Broad City and Sleater-Kinney Declare Undying Love, Kinship
On January 20, 2015 the stars and creators of Comedy Central TV show Broad City interviewed the members of rock band Sleater-Kinney—Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss. An audience of roughly 150 people gathered at the Ace Hotel to listen to the extended Q&A hosted by NPR music. The conversation touched on creativity, feminism, the complications of commercialism, and the artists’ appreciation for one another.
Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson said their show wouldn’t exist without Sleater-Kinney, and the rock band echoed the sense of inspiration. “When we watch your show, I want to write a song,” Corin Tucker, Sleater-Kinney singer and guitarist, said about Broad City.
The whole interview is worth a watch, we especially loved this other moment of solidarity:
“Does rocking hard feel like gender equality to you?” Glazer asked.
“I think there’s an unapologetic obliteration of the sacred,” Carrie Brownstein answered, “But that’s what you guys do with your show, and it does feel powerful.”
These women are rock stars. Hear more about the evolution of Sleater-Kinney in Carrie Brownstein’s MAKERS video.