No Filter Goes To The Carnival With Ellen Page, Wins You A Stuffed Animal

Hello and welcome back to No Filter, a sociological experiment in which we pay a lot of attention to other celebrities in hopes it will make Evan Rachel Wood jealous so she will eventually get an Instagram account. Our eyes will meet across a crowded newsfeed, we’ll smile awkwardly. Our hands will brush against each other as we tentatively double click, we’ll smile shyly. Before we know it we’ll be following each other for all eternity, I can just feel it. In the meantime, I don’t know what’s going on with me but I mostly enjoyed sultry selfies of celebrities this week. Here are some of them:
Carmen Esposito takes in the view.


OK so for whatever reason Ellen Page’s Instagram doesn’t embed so I always have to post a screenshot but please click on this screenshot in order to watch a video of her playing fucking whack-a-mole. This is a very specific interest I didn’t know I had until just now.

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Straight stuntin' today

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I just thought you might like this picture of Ruby Rose today.

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There is not a crucifix emoji.

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For those of you not keeping track, Annie Clark is busy waiting tables at her family’s new Mexican restaurant in Dallas. We’re trying to peer pressure Yvonne into going so we can combine her love of tacos and taco-related activities with my love of celebrity gossip, but so far no dice.

Jasika Nicole made her wife Claire this INSANELY AMAZING shirt and their dog Rosie feels awfully smug about it.
You kids like these guys, right?
Angel Haze makes some amazing faces.

We haven’t had Marissa Paternoster in No Filter before but here she is finally learning how to play guitar.

Jenny Owen Youngs, giving you the ol’ eye. Jenny knows things.

Join us next week, when Jasika Nicole will craft you a button-down shirt with a print of Tegan’s bedhead on it with her bare hands.

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  1. My girlfriend’s cousin met Ruby Rose in Cape Town at a coffee shop a few days ago. ‘Jelly’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.

  2. I get sad when I don’t see a picture of Carrie(no worries there is tumblr for that). However, that rad shirt Claire made for her nearly makes up for it!

  3. sorry, but this post is so white and boring. I see Angel Haze (albeit with her name misspelled), but where are the rest of the qtpoc? sigh

    • hey, thanks for catching that spelling error. don’t want to ignore this comment – i actually totally feel you, and work really hard to keep no filter from being white and cis all the time. this week is a fucked up week at my day/night job and i’ve been here 100 hours this week, no exaggeration. i’m super fried but still trying to do this column – not an excuse, but an explanation. i didn’t proof as much as i usually do, esp on a time crunch. i don’t feel great about having dropped the ball, and i won’t let it happen again. always up for suggestions for more rad qtpoc i can follow and keep tabs on.

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