No Filter: Janelle Monáe’s Raspberry Beret

Welcome back to No Filter, your weekly dose of only the finest in celesbian Instagrammery. This week, Kristen and Stella went for a walk and Amber Heard decided she doesn’t care who knows she’s dating that rich dude, I guess. Presented without comment, here is my favorite totally unrelated tabloid headline of the week:

Sara Ramirez went to this premiere for the Marsha P Johnson movie, which looks amazing.

Evan Rachel Wood, you need to sit down; this is out of control.

Sarah Paulson found another Sarah Paulson and they both seem pretty lovely.

Somehow Lauren Morelli manages to make this face mask look cute and when I do them I look like some kind of swamp monster/leatherface.

I know this video of Cara Delevingne is supposed to be TOUGH but I can’t stop giggling at the faces she’s making. If you’re a piece of wood, you’d better watch your back.

Danielle Brooks made it into the People’s Most Beautiful People issue because like, of course she did.

As I’m writing this post, this video of Brittani has 1,268 views and I am probably 400 of them.
Janelle Monáe celebrates the life of Prince in an appropriate manner. A friend pointed out recently that Janelle does not have laugh lines, or any lines at all in her face. IS SHE EVEN REAL?!?!

View this post on Instagram

How To Grate Ginger

A post shared by Jasika Nicole (@jasikaistrycurious) on

Jasika’s ginger grating skills are nothing to fuck with.

Join us next week, which will ideally be an entire post filled with Brittani Nichols dancing videos.

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


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.

Stef has written 464 articles for us.


    • He’s good with anyone that will give him what he wants(besides NASA contracts). Many have speculated his ultimate goal is to build a colony on Mars, and that his other stuff is just a way to make money to do that.

  1. Seeing that picture of Miss Monáe made me gasp so loud that all the people in the dining hall within a ten-foot radius gave me the side-eye. Still worth it.

  2. My heart almost stopped when I saw that picture of ERW.

    You’re doing important work here.

  3. Sara Ramirez, be still my heart!! (Plus also, I really want to see the Marsha Johnson movie)

    As I sit here with my black girl curls in a high bun sipping ginger tea, watching Jasika (my longtime #femmespiration) with her black girl curls in a high bun grate ginger, I feel like I have finally gone full circle in relationship to my cozy femme queerness.

    High Buns and Ginger for all! Hear! Hear!

  4. My friends make fun of me for dancing while I cook but now I’m just gonna show them that Jasika video!!!!

    Yep Stef I reckon I’m at least 100 of those views of Brittani’s video.

    Also of course Janelle Monae isn’t real…she’s an android obvs ;)

  5. Stef, I’m in grad school right now and your Vapid Fluff contributions are the best thing in my life please don’t ever ever change/stop/anything thank you.

    brb, gotta go watch those videos of Brittani and Jasika dancing 50 more times.

Comments are closed.