No Filter: Brittani Nichols Is The Hero We Deserve

Welcome back to No Filter, a nature documentary exploring the mating habits of the Komodo dragon. Did you know that the male Komodo dragons use their tongues to assess how receptive the females are to mating? Komodo dragons: they’re just like us. Anyway, here are some celebrities doing things and then posting pictures of it on the Internet.

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#tbt to kisses in Miami. đź’‹

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Here’s Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli, enjoying a pleasant… OH COME ON YOU GUYS.

Laverne Cox and Andreja Pejic, probably talking about how perfect their face bones are.
“Drapes?!?! You mean to tell me my children are roaming around Salzburg dressed in nothing but some old drapes?!?!?”
Alternative caption: If Kaki King invited you to a red carpet event, this is what she’d wear when she picked you up, and your roommates would be really impressed.

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Carly Usdin met a dog, and shared her most prized possession with it.

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Wrestling gators.

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As you may have heard, Janet Mock got married this week, but what you probably didn’t hear was that she rode away from the wedding on this inflatable alligator.
Lena Waithe, best part of “Masters of None,” seen here breaking hearts and taking names.
If Ruby Rose took you and your children to the farmer’s market on a Sunday afternoon, here’s what that would look like.

Ellen Page’s Insta feed is 100% dog photos now, so here’s her girlfriend Samantha Thomas. Did you know Samantha was offered a full scholarship to the University of Tulsa, but turned it down to pursue art and surfing and ultimately Ellen friggin’ Page? Well now you do.

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Transparent Season 2 Premiere #TransparentTV

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If there’s one person who truly shines on a red carpet, it’s Brittani Nichols – we should know, as we interviewed her on one just last year. Here she is with Jasika Nicole, looking ravishing at the LA premiere of the second season of Transparent.

Join us next week, when Brittani squires Judith Light around town, only it’s Judith Light the dog from Broad City.

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  1. This is like the perfect palate cleanser after the post on the GOP debate <3.

  2. Ruby Rose is like the Butch Barbie I never had growing up. She can be anything! A parent! A partner! An actor! A guest at a garden party! A DJ! And all with her hair and make-up and porcelain features perfectly in place. It’s like, collect Astronaut Ruby and Veterinarian Ruby and we’ll have the whole set!

  3. cannot believe you didn’t devote an entire section of this post to the dress Jasika is wearing. HAVE YOU SEEN THE BACK??

  4. Officially adding Master of None to my watch list, primarily to look at Lena Waithe. Goddamn!

  5. brittani + jasika = slightly more accessible stars of my I-bet-we-could-be-friends-they’re-both-so-pretty-oh-man dreams.

  6. You say Ellen Page’s feed is entirely dog photos as if you think we don’t love dog photos. Stef, Stef, what’s not to love about Ellen Page cuddling a dog? You break my heart.

    • do you think IIII don’t love dog photos? but my boss seems to prefer that i post photos with people in them. otherwise this whole column would be ellen page and lauren morelli’s dogs and tegan and sara’s cats.

      • errrr mugshots, rather.

        I’ve been reading a lot of theory lately where everything – mug shoots included – falls under “portrait”, even if they are analyzed as a tool of state control. But I realized after hitting send that calling it a portrait could rub the wrong way and make it sound like I thought they were just smiling and saying “cheese” for a friend.

  7. I get it, I know Ruby Rose is really hot, but I feel like Phoebe Dahl doesn’t get enough attention from the queermos. LOOK HOW GORGEOUS SHE IS.

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