No Filter: Janelle Monáe Is Trying To Break Your Heart

Welcome back to No Filter, a once-weekly roll in the hay, if the hay were queer celebrity Instagram and the rolling consisted mostly of staring dreamily at the social media posts of people who don’t know any of us exist. In news this week, Cindy Crawford definitely wants Kristen Stewart to corrupt her daughter. Additionally, Radar wants to talk to you about Cara Delevingne and Paris Jackson, shouting CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COUPLE ENGAGING IN SOME SERIOUS PDA so if you’re into two celebrities holding hands, today is your day. Also, I guess Lindsay Lohan is in a werewolf movie. The main character’s last name is Wolfe, but she is not played by Lindsay Lohan.

In more salacious news, here is a Lainey Gossip roundup of reasons we all think Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe are dating. Even Evan Rachel Wood isn’t immune to the charms of Janelle:


✌?? #moonlightrollerway

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Here’s our pal Evan all dolled up for a night at the roller rink. If you click through her recent posts, she also recently performed music with her friend Zane Carney; I am hoping this means she’ll be working on a new musical project soon.


My parents: 17 years, a deep love, a lot of laughing and also cats. So many cats.

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MARY LAMBERT THIS IS VERY SWEET.



This isn’t Instagram but I just wanted to let you know that these two are still being the absolute most adorable.


Happy Valentine’s Day my sweet valentines ?thanks for being mine ???

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I FEEL LIKE IT’S KIND OF SOON FOR HAYLEY KIYOKO TO BE MOVING ON WITH HER ENTIRE INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING SINCE WE JUST BROKE UP but that’s fine, I’m fine, I’m not crying.



Brittani has been in New York working on a television show and let me tell you how much she loves New York: NOT A LOT.


don’t worry I didn’t miss the climax

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Hope you went and saw cultural zeitgeist Fifty Shades Freed this weekend, because Jenny Owen Youngs wrote a song that was in it. Also I kinda hope you went and saw Black Panther instead.


#TellMeYouLoveMeTour ?

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I painted this picture of Demi Lovato and then had it shipped overnight to her; weird coincidence that she ended up wearing the same outfit when she opened it but that’s just how in tune we are to each other.


New shirt day

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This handsome devil.



Is Janelle Monáe trying to kill us? It seems like she’s trying.


Who is this person? ❤️ (Swipe for more questions than answers.)

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Gaby Dunn and her girlfriend Ellen are being gross, YOU GUYS ARE GROSS.



Rhea Butcher challenges Autostraddle cartoonist Cameron Glavin to a Jughead-off.



I needed this pep talk from Kehlani today, if only to remind myself that if I felt cranky and depressed, at the very least I could order lunch. Reader, I ordered lunch.


Join us next week, when for all we know Kristen Stewart will be dating Cindy Crawford’s daughter. Anything could happen.

Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at Autostraddle.com. 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.

Stef has written 428 articles for us.

8 Comments

  1. There is no middle ground with these tabloids, is there? They used to ignore all of the 1000 obvious signs that female celebrities were dating, but now hand-holding is “serious PDA” and they use words like “steamy” to describe a couple getting in a car together. I honestly think I miss the Gal Pal era sometimes.

  2. This week was super hot with all the Janelle pics, Rhea looking great as ever and Gabby looking super cute with her gf. Side note: I’ve been meaning to get to Moonlight Roller way for the lgbtq night and now running to Rachel Even Bisexual Wood is an even bigger reason. Maybe I’ll go tonight. Is it possible to fall on someones cheek when rollerskating? Asking for a friend.

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