Welcome back to No Filter, the world’s most reliable source of queer tabloid Instagram hooha. This week, Kristen Stewart still hasn’t told me her secret Instagram handle and Laura Jane Grace hasn’t posted any cute pictures of her relationship so we’ll just have to work with what we’ve got. Let’s get to it.
I thought we’d start off strong with this picture of Danielle Brooks from the West Indian Day Parade which has been in an open tab in my browser since the moment I first saw it. I will never close it.
Ruby Rose is ready to play a person named Jaxx in a movie about a megalodon, which is going to be the most incredible movie any of us have ever seen and I am here for it.
Welcome to No Filter, Selena Forrest, and thank you for this weirdly angled photo that makes you kinda look like some kind of fashion centaur.
It’s weird because Jiz Lee isn’t doing any sports here, but they’re wearing a shirt featuring an X-ray of their brain thinking diligently about what sport to try next. Sports!
Leisha Hailey still wants to sell you pet wigs, I just want you to look at this dog.
I also want you to look at these cats, just look at these cats!
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"A MAN!", according to my Twitter mentions in the last few days. I spoke out about what I think is the danger of casting cis men to play trans women, which has opened the floodgates of disgust and hate. BUT, it's also changed quite a few minds and strengthened the resolves of many trans people in the industry, so it's all worth it. Basically I'm posting this because I feel frayed and tender and want to instead feel pretty for a moment. Yeah, it's shallow and vain, but I'm only human, and I need a break. Big thanks to all of you who tweeted or reached out with your support. It really helps. 💖😘
If you haven’t watched Jen Richards’ very eloquent explanation of why cis actors playing trans characters is harmful, please go do that right now.
Samira Wiley looks like the cuddliest critter in this robe, like hugging her would feel like wrapping yourself up in a cloud.
I missed this one last week, but for REAL. Queen Latifah probably asked Laverne what she was doing in this column, and no one knows.
Oh, just dropping this here at the very end to casually let you guys know I met Evan Rachel Wood this week and we drank tequila and talked about bisexuality and relationships for like an hour and she’s really rad.
Join us next week, when we will look at more dogs and more cats and with any luck a lot more information about this prehistoric shark movie that’s going to change all of our lives.