No Filter: Janelle Monáe Does High Art and Cara Delevingne Does Some Other Kind of Art I Think

Hello! Welcome back to No Filter, the column where I lead you through the mirrored halls and winding paths of queer celesbian IG! Let’s get rolling, shall we?

Here is the thing, every single…

one of these photos…

is perfect, is high art, and should be celebrated as such!!!

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Hello. From Side Show Bob.

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I would like it to be noted, for the record, that I have done nothing drastic to my hair in quarantine….but like…what IF I had an undercut?? What if??

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@campbelladdy @britishvogue

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OR braids, hmmmmmmm.

I do need at least 5,000 of these shirts, ASAP.

My Horse Girl Queens.

Disco inspired shirts in a paddock? That is culture, to me.

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Happy Pride 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 #babypants

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BABY Kate, Happy Pride to us all!

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Love is love

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I L O V E the strange ways the famous people celebrate Pride? Like…what…is this? What is going in here?

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Similarly, what on earth is going on here? Is this art? Do I not know what art is anymore?

See, now I love a classic #TBT Pride, slash this picture is adorable.

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Christina Tucker

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  1. Thank you for at least beginning and ending with photos that I can understand. The pics of King Princess and Cara Delevingne just make me feel old and confused.

    And not really in a wow, I honor and appreciate my power and experience type feeling old. More like, WTF is up with the young people?! type old. Like, ok, if you think that looks good, sure you can wear it/post it type old. Like, OMG, when did I start sounding like my mother? type old.

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