No Filter: Danielle Brooks Remains Optimistic

Welcome back to another invigorating installment of No Filter, in which we dissect the week in celebrity Instagram in hopes of inserting some meaning into our own bleak, monotonous lives. This week, I’m in Los Angeles and although I’ve spent my time in lots of celesbian-friendly haunts (LAX, hip Los Feliz coffee shops), I’ve yet to run into any of the regular subjects of this column. I call shenanigans. Regardless, these famous people continue to post pictures of themselves doing adorable things, and we’re here to document them, so let’s get to work.

Leisha Hailey and Alicia Silverstone have apparently been friends all this time and probably Alicia is feeding Leisha from her mouth as though she were a baby bird right this second. Honestly did not know these two were friends, but I’m delighted by it.
The caption on this photo is inspiring by itself so I’m leaving it alone.

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My personal favorite. #freebreadsticks

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When you’re here, you’re family, apparently.

I will keep a tab with this video open all day long and no one can stop me.
This is the first one of these that made me feel really old.
Danielle Brooks seems to have had a drastically different 2016 than the rest of us.
Pretty much just now realizing we could have been including Bre-Z in No Filter all this time, so here she is living the dream and looking amazing doing it.

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My top 9 posts of 2016

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Brittani Nichols never understands how these things work.
Just popping in real quick to remind you that Drake is Jewish but that this sweater is still extremely festive.
“So what’s the deal with airline food?”

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#FatherChristmasRave #SantaRevolution

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Raise your hand if you’re at all surprised that Cara Delevingne went to fucking Santa Con.

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In uncertain times, at least we still have these two.

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What is THIS witch craft??? #latetotheparty

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Evan Rachel Wood is stoned.

Join us next week, when we’ll get Evan Rachel Wood into the chips and cookies aisle.

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Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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  1. Wait there is Chocolate Lucky Charms now? Who else also wants to go to a Santa Rave? That actually looks entertaining. I am actually not surprised she went, but I am more curious as to how the convo went. Like did Annie invite her or someone else?

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