No Filter: Oh My God Danielle Brooks

Welcome back to No Filter, in which we unpack the week’s celebrity social media like a pack of hyenas tearing apart a zebra. All week long, famous people post flattering photographs of themselves in vivid Valencia, and we collect said images and pore over them as though we were meaningfully involved in said celebrities’ lives. It’s extremely fulfilling. Let’s hop to it!

I cannot handle Danielle Brooks right now and hereby award her this week’s coveted Crush of the Week Award.

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Bye bye, hair. #nofilter @lonavigi

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Sarah Paulson maybe got a trim, maybe got an alternative lifestyle haircut, maybe is a total weirdo who walks around hair salons and steals the discarded clippings off the floor (Update: she got a cute trim, not the Marcia Clark Makeover Special).

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#squawkgoals @mirandajuly

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For #squawkgoals, Carrie Brownstein gets a gold star this week.

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Me n the homie gettin it in #Straya.

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Samira you are actually killing me.
This might be one of the gayest photos I have ever posted in this entire column, which is saying a lot. Thanks, Kaki King!

When Danny Trejo brags about meeting YOU, you’ve really made it, kid. Someone please tell me Kreayshawn will be in the next Machete movie.

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Casting calls are happy reunions for #girlslikeus.

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As a longtime America’s Next Top Model fan I’m personally pretty excited to see Isis King, but everybody’s look is on point here.

Just thought you might need to look at Jiz Lee and their trainer’s biceps today. Jiz Lee goes to a queer gym?!?! This is almost inspiring me to exercise.

What would you do if you saw Camila Grey leaning against a wall, casually twirling her chapstick?

Join us next week, when hopefully we’ll find out what’s going on with Sarah Paulson’s hair, among other pressing issues.

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  1. I was very glad I looked at Danielle Brooks’s instagram after work.
    If I had looked on my way to work my lesson for the day would have been, “I don’t know, you kids speak English for 2 hours, okay? My brain can’t function right now.”

  2. Danielle Brooks – mind blown!
    I loved those birdies, too; I want one so badly! Damn allergies.
    The gym goers look super hot!

  3. Danielle Brooks keeps just showing how amazing she is.

    Side note(may have mentioned this once): I standing next Danny Trejo at a bank. From what I saw in person, he is very nice and loving father.

    • i love danny trejo forever but saw him at a panel about the devil’s rejects and was shocked to learn he’s actually pretty tiny. they make him look eight feet tall in the movies.

      • I actually didn’t notice that. I was more surprise that some of the outfits he wears on screen is what he wears in person.

  4. with both Carrie Brownstein and Samira Wiley’s photos taken in Aus…our queer quotient was exceptionally high last week

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