Welcome back to No Filter, where we unpack the week in celebrity Instagram and use the mundane images of famous people’s lives to give our own lives meaning. This week, Jenny Owen Youngs wrote a theme song for a television show I’ve never watched and it’s been the highlight of my entire week. Let’s get to work!
Introducing a new feature of No Filter, already popularized by Amandla Stenberg: Queers of note posing in idyllic landscapes. Arabelle Sicardi is enjoying this scenic overlook and you should too.
Samira Wiley’s pride outfit nails it.
Against Me! took newly out Beatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate) on stage in Toronto and it was pretty adorable.
Like, I know objectively that Taylor Schilling and Piper Chapman are two different people and that Piper Chapman isn’t real (and that that’s Piper Kerman, OKAY I KNOW) but there’s definitely a part of me that’s rolling my eyes like, “Of fucking COURSE you have a stunt double in prison.”
I have never watched Rizzoli and Isles but I would start if this became the theme song.
Well these two are really cute.
The composition of this picture is insane, like I don’t understand why Amandla’s Instagram isn’t in a museum.
Resident party animal Carly Usdin found a quiet place to relax at VidCon.
St Vincent is working really hard to match Amandla’s Instagram game and it’s working.
Queen Latifah wonders what she’s doing in this column.
Join us next week, when Amandla Stenberg probably branches out into Instagram sculpture, somehow.