No Filter: Holland Taylor And Sarah Paulson Are The Only Proof Love Still Exists

Welcome back to No Filter, a column currently in Situation Room mode. The demise of the tabloid unit previously known as Brangelina has thrown the (mostly heterosexual) vapid fluff internet into panic mode as various esteemed publications attempt to figure out exactly why two very famous strangers decided to not be married anymore. Do we even believe in love anymore?? (No.)

While we are all in a tailspin trying to figure out how to live our lives in the wake of this tragedy, there is one inspiring tale of love that lifts us up and proves that happiness is possible, and that is the love between Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor. Holland’s twitter feed during the Emmys was a goddamn delight.

Seriously, you two.

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Here's something for you to aspire to.

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Brittani Nichols knows exactly what we needed this week. Also, her movie Suicide Kale is continuing to win awards all over the place and is probably screening in a city near you, so you should probably check it out.
Something about how Brad Paisley wants to check her for ticks, I don’t know. Demi Lovato recently told Women’s Health that although “Cool For The Summer” is obvs a pretty gay song, she believes in “experimentation, not labels.” Mey, I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

I like it when Carrie Brownstein posts old pictures of herself where her hair is messy and her outfit is sorta geeky because it gives me hope that one day I’ll dress well and look nice.
I’m not sure I’d spend my birthday at SoulCycle but I’m also not Danielle Brooks. They did get her cupcakes… with little exercise bikes on them.


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Gigi Gorgeous and her adorable partner are a very sultry addition to this column.

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Back at it…

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Your girlfriend Lena Waithe is at the gym. She looks like she likes it there about as much as I do; maybe Danielle Brooks didn’t invite her upstairs for the SoulCycle class.

Amandla Stenberg knows you guys are really invested in those kids from Stranger Things! Oh, not that one? OK.

Instagram holdout Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual sorta missed the point of this ad, but I’m gonna let it slide. Don’t smoke, kids.

Join us next week, when Angelina Jolie will probably start dating Demi Lovato and we can all calm down.

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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. ugh I love you Mey but I can’t support your crush on Demi Lovato, it’s for your own good okay you need to walk away !

    • Maybe it’s the resurgence of nineties clothing these days that is throwing me off, but those pics look pretty fashion-forward to me

  2. Jiz Lee and Jen Richards in the same frame? I’ll just be over here on my fainting couch for a bit, catching my breath.

  3. Real talk: Jiz Lee looks as if Lena Headey and Leisha Hailey put all their best genes forward into a magical queer love child.

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