No Filter: Bette And Alice And Shane Are Back At It

Welcome back to No Filter! One very weird thing is that Brittani Nichols has stopped posting selfies ever since Stef went on sabbatical?! Why, Brittani? I, too, want to praise you! This week, I became a real live gossip columnist. Here’s what else happened.


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It is not always easy to feel beautiful, especially when you don’t see enough people who look like you represented in mainstream media. @Aerie is helping to change that, and in honor of Mother’s Day, I’m taking the time to reflect on my mother, Dr. Christine Wiley, who taught me that my skin was beautiful and that I should celebrate it. She has always been such an amazing example of what’s possible, and is also just the baddest lady around. Thank you Mommy for all of that swag you posses this Mother’s Day! And thank you for making me feel so beautiful! Feel free to comment here to share how you are celebrating the special women in your life this Mother’s Day! #AerieREAL #AeriePartner @Aerie

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Put a glass of Pinot Grigio in her hand and call Nancy Meyers.

In every generation, there is a chosen one…

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Oh okay. Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool.

Probably they’re lighting a candle and praying for a Whip It remake that’s canonically gay.

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First game of 2019 is off to a good start

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Lay off the high ones.

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Seats taken. 🙃 @alikrieger 📷:@danielseunglee

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“If you had cheekbones like that, you wouldn’t need to wear a shirt under your suit jacket either.” — Rachel Kincaid

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Family 🖤

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I sincerely love that everyone’s smizing in this photo and Billy Porter’s all 🤗

And this week’s Quality Pupper Content Award goes to Gaby Dunn!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. “If you had cheekbones like that, you wouldn’t need to wear a shirt under your suit jacket either.” — Honestly Rachel that’s so correct.

  2. tag yourself, i’m sarah paulson’s hand clutching billy porter’s hand at her waist

  3. Wow they’re really doubling down on Shane’s haircut, aren’t they? I was hoping for a high n tight fade :(

  4. I have such a crush on Jasika. Might need to dig out my Fringe dvds again.

  5. How do you embed Instagram content like that? I really want to do a No Filter women’s soccer edition but trying to screenshot and repost is what’s killing me.

  6. “praying for a Whip It remake that’s canonically gay.” Who isn’t praying for that, you know? I literally laughed out loud any time they tried to make a straight romance happen in that movie.

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