No Filter: Danielle Brooks Meeting Maxine Waters Is a Mood

Welcome back to No Filter, an important reflection upon the week’s best queer celebrity Instagram and a pointed commentary on society at large. I can’t believe I do this for a job!

I thought it might be nice to kick things off with this absolute excellence:

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Lena Waithe wants to know why we’re bothering to talk about anyone else today, and honestly I have the same question.

This is an incredibly gay week for King Princess but this is I believe the gayest post in her Insta this week.

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I wish anyone looked at me the way Samira Wiley and this dog are staring at each other.

Sarah Paulson voted for anything that’s not this American Horror Story.

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🎨+💄+🔪 #brooklyn99

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Did you ever wonder what the process to turn Stephanie Beatriz into Stephanie Beatriz looked like? Now you know.

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This picture of Ashley Benson is very nice but I cackled out loud at the following comment and people in my office looked at me so I had to be like “oh haha, just normal work stuff, this spreadsheet is hilarious.”

A woman after my own heart.

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From @elreytheatre on #Halloween Pic: @brittneypanda

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Dark princess of night Evan Rachel Wood has come to scream in your face like the Bent Neck Lady.

I have a real soft spot for mega fans of bands getting to meet or work with bands and I know Gaby is really into Blink-182 so I’m not even gonna make fun of her this week.


Join us next week, when I can get back to roasting Gaby Dunn at every available opportunity.

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  1. I really feel Danielle Brooks because I too cannot keep it together around my heroes. Not even a bit.

  2. I debated making a joke about the Samira pic and Republicans being put on a leash…

    But that dog, and that look is too much, I just can’t.

  3. Great round up, as usual. My favorite thing on Insta yesterday was watching Tessa Thompson & Gina Rodriguez & I’m sure other people that I’m forgetting repost people’s “I Voted” pics on their stories. So many gorgeous souls exercising their constitutional right!

  4. “I have a real soft spot for mega fans of bands getting to meet or work with bands” – saaaaaame ugh it’s so pure!!!

  5. Steph Beatriz becoming Steph Beatriz, all the while talking non-stop, I swear to G*d ! So funny.

  6. Is there anyone in this universe more adorable than Samira Wiley?!

    (The answer is always no, but I keep asking with every picture she posts.)

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