No Filter: Hey Samira Wiley, Where’d You Get That Shirt?

Welcome back to No Filter, in which we survey the week in ~celesbian Instagram and declare that it is good. It’s mostly good. This week, Ruby Rose broke up with her person (more on that later), Kristen Stewart got coffee with her person and Samira Wiley took a lot of scrunch-faced selfies. Let’s get to work.

What if I turned this column into nothing but pictures of Janelle Monáe with other otherworldy beautiful humans? What would that be like?
Tegan and Sara have finally figured out how to communicate with Holiday.

I really appreciate how Samira waited until like 10 minutes after last week’s No Filter was published to post a picture of herself wearing an actual Autostraddle exclusive Gal Pal shirt designed by our own Alex Vega.

Laura Jane Grace’s autobiography isn’t even out yet and I guess it already needed a vacation.
If I have to deal with this picture, you do too.

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Having a Francoise Sagan moment. @ernieball

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St. Vincent is casually perfect; it’s almost obnoxious.

Ruby Rose’s acting career is uh, still happening as far as I know, but in case it should suddenly fall through for some reason she’s trying to pick up some backup gigs. Oh, also she apparently broke up with Harley Gusman. Love’s still a lie, might as well repaint your living room. She also signed on to do a giant shark movie, which is my favorite genre of movie because there is only one available plot and Jaws already exists (I see all of these movies anyway).
This picture of very famous millennial Gaby Dunn yearning for jerky feels poignant somehow.

Your girlfriend Lena Waithe hasn’t really been posting selfies too much lately

You know who doesn’t ever update their Insta but I check it every week just in case?!?!?! JENNY SHIMIZU. It’s your lucky day because sports are happening and I love sports!

OH HEY GUYS DIDN’T SEE YOU THERE. I like to imagine that all of their interactions are just like the movie Spice World, and probably they spent this entire evening assigning personalities to fish in the fish tank.

Join us next week, when Holiday creates a keyboard to communicate back.

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  1. Samira Wiley, if you’re reading this, I’m free on Thursday night and I would like to hang out. Please hang out with me on Thursday when I’m free

  2. did you guys know that clea duvall got a public instagram? so far all the photos have been of natasha lyonne

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