No Filter: Sarah Paulson Is Flying High

Welcome back to another glorious week of No Filter, a jaunt down the avenue of queer celebrity Instagram. This week, my two favorite News Items were the legendary tale where Demi Lovato and Bella Thorne went to a strip club together, and the incredible news that Evan Rachel Wood’s child thinks the Westworld set is a real place and calls it “Cowboy Land.” Maybe things aren’t so bad.

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Haircut day. Thanks @salonfolklore

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We kick things off with breaking news, which is that both Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher got haircuts.
Kehlani is (by all accounts) a time lord.

I can’t stop looking at Evan’s jacket and then her hair and then her boots and DID YOU EVER SEE ANYONE SIT ON A STOOL MORE PERFECTLY IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE? Little-known fact: Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual invented sitting on stools.

I don’t know about you but I’m trying to get out of winter depression so I biked ten minutes to work yesterday and almost died. Danielle Brooks is out here casually smoking everyone in a Spartan Race??

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@lisarinna you've taught me so much 🙌🏼

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This is a gem from last week, your best friend Sarah Paulson disinfecting the airplane window I am about to pass out with my face against, drooling slightly.
Another submission from our good friend Valerie Anne, who thought you might want to watch this Boomerang about sixteen or seventeen times.
Brittani already gave this photo a caption, my work here is done.

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Bby girl💕

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Love when No Filter subjects host their own bisexual summits, thus making my job even easier.
Did you hear that, guys? Demi Lovato misses me.

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Post show … that was crazyyy 💦

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“Hayley Kiyoko invented the thirst trap.” – Mey Rude

It’s honestly so much easier for everyone when Gaby Dunn roasts herself.

JENNY OWEN YOUNGS LEARNED THE JOY OF SOYLENT but chose the wrong flavor. Coffiest all the way.

Join us next week for more bisexual summits and honestly probably a lot more of Cameron and Rhea’s hair.

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  1. AND OUR VERY OWN CARMEN SANDIEGO GOT A PICTURE WITH ERWB AT THAT CONCERT, which I am very much hoping she will post here and share with all of us

  2. I appreciate this column and I appreciate you.

    I also appreciate ERWB for inventing stool sitting. It’s an undervalued skill.

  3. This column remains my favorite. I can’t decide what I love more: Sarah Paulson being an adorable germaphobe, Lesbian Jesus, Demi’s tits, or ERWB’s entire everything. Whew.

  4. I was there and Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual was super nice, stopped to talk and take selfies with all fans

  5. Well now I know where I’m going to get my hair cut. (Seriously though – I’ve been trying to find a decent place in my area for my Alternative Lifestyle Haircut, and Folklore sounds perfect.)

  6. I’ve never seen Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual referred to by just her first name and now I am…uncomfortable.

  7. This week in No Filter: Women’s Soccer edition…

    The lesbian drama was intense at Wednesday’s Red Stars vs. Dash game. Sarah Gorden started for Chicago, playing directly opposite from her ex-girlfriend Rachel Daly. Even better, Chicago’s first goal was scored by Gorden beating Daly and crossing into the box, which was then kicked in as an own goal by Kristie Mewis of the Dash, who also happens to be Rachel Daly’s CURRENT girlfriend.

    Y’all, it was a beautiful moment for the gays in women’s soccer.

    Mandy Laddish celebrated Earth Day with a cute photo of her “favorite human on earth” – her girlfriend, Becca Moros.

    Sam Kerr returned to the US after Australia qualified for the World Cup and into the welcoming arms of Nikki Stanton, who immediately began sharing with us cute photos of Kerr bonding with their new foster dog, Piper. When they lived in Jersey they worked with a foster organization, and it seems that the first thing Stanton did upon the Chicago move was go right out and get a new dog.

    Mackenzie Arnold and Carson Pickett continue commenting with heart eyes on every single photo of the other on Instagram.

    Long-time girlfriends (come on) Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris adopted a puppy together a few months ago and are obsessed. This dog is going to be a large breed, because it’s already tripled in size and won over all other members of the Orlando Pride. The Pride also celebrated 90s Night, with the best Polaroid featuring Krieger, Harris, Sydney Leroux as Aaliyah, and Cassius as Tupac.

    Christine Nairn and Caity Friend expand their business Finding Euphoria into Orlando, with Toni Pressley serving as a photographer/model along with models Rachel Hill, Dani Weatherholt, and any other Pride teammates Nairn can recruit.

    Taylor Smith’s girlfriend doesn’t have an Instagram but TSmith is keeping us apprised with her Instagram stories and posts. They are cuties.

    I continue to mourn that Steph Catley and Lydia Williams are straight, and instead concoct elaborate fanfiction in which Catley requested the Seattle trade to be with Williams.

  8. And here I’d been thinking my uncomfortably intense crush on Rhea Butcher couldn’t get any more powerful. Cool cool cool this is fine

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