No Filter: Melissa King, Ashley Benson, Gaby Dunn and Ali Krieger Love Their Moms

Hello and happy Wednesday to you all! Also, Happy Birthday to myself! Anyway, this is No Filter, the column where I gather all the best bits of gay Instagram and bring them to you! Bring on the moms!

Mother’s Day gave us a TON of adorable Mom photos, let us take a look. First up, Melissa King’s mom!

LOVING this photo of Ashley’s mom.

Look, it must be said that Mother’s Day provided a great way for Cara and Ashley to not post #BreakUpConent, but rest assured I will have my eye out.

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Dear @glennondoyle, it seems every day you amaze me in some way. You are the rock of our family. And I still can’t believe you married me and gave me the greatest gift: motherhood. When my mom thanked you personally for this, this morning, I about fell off the couch with how exactly correct she was. I love you so much and feel awed and held and taught by you, all in the same moment. I also know how much we talk about all different kinds of mothering and how today, tho it can be a day to look to as a holiday, there are many out there, for all kinds of reasons, that today is hard. I love that you fearlessly remember everyone, even when it will take any shine away from your day. And so today we both celebrate mothers and bare witness and sit vigil for anyone out there that today is difficult. We love you all. And I love you:))). PS remember when you travelled with your guitar?

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Supporting motherhood! You love to see it!

Everyone is gorgeous, what the absolute heck!!

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Baby llama

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BABY Arienne my gosh!

Wrapping up our mom celebration with these two, because how could you not? LEGENDS ONLY!

…why is this not how I am bored in the house???

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We put out the garden furniture. 📷: @catyezbak

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L O V E a yellow suit, damn!

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Palm Dreamzzz 💤

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More yellow? A trend???

I think Bella is doing some sort of giveaway (??), but mostly this photo made me laugh for so long for almost no reason? Quarantine brain!

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SPOILER ALERT ‼️ Captured on set the day of my most challenging sequence directing episode 6 of #hollywoodnetflix. I was tasked with directing the movie “Meg” within our limited series. We were given one day to capture all stage work involving the HOLLYWOODLAND sign for the climactic ending of our fictional Oscar worthy picture, in which our heroine rushes to the sign in a state of panicked desperation (like real-life actress Peg Entwistle in 1932). Production gave us ONE letter in the HOLLYWOOD sign (the rest would be designed by visual effects). As you can see, I’m praying for the other TWELVE LETTERS between setups. Grateful to my DPs @simondennis_dop (stage work for MEG ending) and @blakemcclure (on location for MEG ending) for KILLING IT! 📷 @jeremypope

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I find Janet in this chair a joyful image. Nothing further Your Honor!

This is just very cute, that is all.

That’s it from me! Do one nice thing for yourself today, thank you!

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Christina Tucker

Christina Tucker is writer and podcaster living in Philadelphia. Find her on Twitter or Instagram!

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  1. it takes a brave soul to voluntarily share bat mitzvah photos and i for one thank gaby for stepping up

    brought to you by someone still repressing whatever the hell was going on with my hair ages 12-14

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