No Filter: Samira Wiley Is Swimming In The Ocean, Mother

Welcome back to No Filter, the checkout counter tabloid of your homo supermarket dreams. This week, a stunning array of queer humans performed astounding feats in front of Instagram filters, and we’re here to talk about it as hushed and fervently as we would if these people were our closest friends. This week, we begin our journey not with Instagram, but with a Twitter post from a woman near and dear to our hearts:

Oh look, it’s Gillian Anderson trying to actually kill Rachel.

How many times have you watched Kristin Russo hug Allison Weiss? I’m at about 19.
Janelle Monáe has some feelings about Super Tuesday and she would like to express them as a creepy-looking white guy.

Hannah is getting into some 50 shades shit, I guess.

Is there anything cuter than Samira Wiley in a wetsuit? How about Samira Wiley and her girlfriend Lauren Morelli learning to surf in Australia in matching wetsuits?

There’s a lot going on with Jiz Lee right now, like the fact that they’re apparently dating Jen Richards, and the fact that their character Pony is gonna be back on the next season of Transparent, but in the meantime Jiz is busy fighting the jerks at Facebook who are preventing them from keeping a personalFacebook page under their stage name. Hey Facebook, there’s about eight thousand reasons why someone wouldn’t want to use their real name and maybe Jiz just wants to lurk on Dogspotting like the rest of us.
You heard it here first.

This is what your girlfriend Lena Waithe wore when she picked you up in a limo and took you to an Oscars viewing party with all her coworkers. JK, you guys ordered burritos and watched the Oscars on the couch, just the two of you.

Cara looks like a really annoying person to watch a movie with, if we’re being real.
Uh, me too.
We haven’t checked in with AzMarie in a while, so here’s… this. Really can’t follow this post with anything.

Join us next week, when I’ll still be looking at this picture.

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  1. Man I started thinking about “what if there ACTUALLY was a homo supermarket with a HOMO magazine at check out though” ? And now it’s 15 minutes later and I need to come back to reality smh, STEF. Thanks for giving us the stuff dreams are made of I guess ?

  2. Danielle Owens-Reid is clearly living her best life right now.

    Also, I’m really glad I looked up her name first because I originally had it written as Owen-Reids.

  3. I love that Gabifresh swimsuit! I love it so much. I’ve wanted it since January. It’s on the top of my Most Wanted list.

    I consider myself a connoisseur of Samira Wiley OG photos, but somehow missed that one. Thank you making sure nothing falls through the cracks! Truly a community service.

  4. Speaking of sexy things to wear in the ocean, can we make short sleeve wetsuits at the pool a thing? They look so much better then anything else we come up with during the annual MOC swimsuit roundup

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