No Filter: Janelle Monáe Is A Dream At The Golden Globes

Welcome back to No Filter, a column celebrating the week in celebrity nonsense. This week was notable because the Golden Globes happened (a big night for me personally) and also because Kristen and Stella spent a lot of time walking around Los Feliz acquiring smoothies. Everybody’s lookin’ so good! Everybody’s taking care of themselves in 2017! Everybody’s eating the right amount of servings of fruit per day! Let’s get right to work.
While a lot of us were busy losing our minds over another actress/musician’s tuxedo (a look Janelle has sported for years, also to great success), Janelle Monáe arrived in this badass geometric princess situation. It was her first ever Golden Globes and I’d say she rocked it.

Raise your hand if the first thing you did after Sarah won her Golden Globe was frantically refresh Holland Taylor’s account… but like, I can’t believe Sarah Paulson thinks Dunkin Donuts is coffee worth exercising for. Come at me.

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Shaken not stirred. #Instyle #GG #goldenglobes2017

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You knew we’d get here. Evan (and her bandmate/creative partner Zach) rocked separate tuxedo looks and lived out their James Bond fantasies (and WESTWORLD WAS ROBBED). They looked painfully good.

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Oh hiiiiiiiii #goldenglobes #instyleglobes

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As far as I can tell, the afterparties are the point of the whole damn thing anyway.

Gillian Anderson was literally just as bored as we were.

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Trading carrots for kisses.

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Is there anything these three cannot accomplish? I WILL ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR YOU, NO THERE IS NOT.

If this tooth could talk.

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The joke's you showed up 📸: @mollyktadams

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Brittani Nichols, probably writing you a love letter.
Meredith Graves went to Havana probably 50% to escape the bitter New York winter and 50% so she could wear cute hats, A+.

Join us next week, when we hit the after-after-afterparties.

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  1. Did Sarah Paulson annoy anyone else over the weekend?

    Kissing Amanda Peet on the red carpet. How would she feel if Holland Taylor did that? It didn’t go unnoticed that Holland went very quiet on Twitter afterwards.

    And then not even acknowledging her in her speech. Poor form.

    Holland deserves better than that. She was working in NYC and couldn’t go.

    • I am CERTAIN that holland Taylor would let her expectations be known and they probably love each other with a loose grasp.

      Or they read each other Rilke letters about protecting each other’s solitude being the greatest expression of love.

      Or maybe this marge piercy poem bc they have nostalgia for her. (Tho know she’s a big transphobe and they should know better)

      • i love that you’re choosing poems for them??

        but i do feel like they’re probably prreeetty secure in their relationship.

    • I doubt Holland was all that pissed about it given she is most likely well-aware of Peet’s relationship to Sarah. Sarah and Amanda have been best friends for YEARS. Amanda is married and straight(as far we know). And they have been kissing each other on the mouth for as long as I can remember. I even posted video of them doing it to Tumblr a couple of years back. That relationship is strictly platonic.

  2. Any interest in covering the bisexual(?) on The Bachelor this season? Not getting my hopes up, but she did make a joke about trying not to steal whichever girl he’s into, which would almost validate my continuing to watch The Bachelor…

    • i heard about this but have not watched the bachelor, i am very busy with the lesbian drama on america’s next top model, but i do think we will be keeping an eye on it in some capacity!

      • well, we don’t know how many she has done. maybe just one and then “5 more”? is that still too many for a Dunkin’ Donut? I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten one.

        Donuts here in my town in France are crap. Which is fine, since there are a million other nice pastries to eat. But it’s always surprising to find that even with a million superior options, you still find so many places selling crappy donuts.

  3. Not giving Westworld a Golden Globe is basically a crime against humanity. Or like robotity. Or both. Crime against living and possibly living creatures which are or are going to be conscious?

    • IKR. Particularly in Thandie Newton’s case. She had one of the best performances by ANYBODY on tv all year.

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