No Filter: Seriously, Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor, This Is Too Much

Welcome back to No Filter, a place for friends. This week in Vapid Fluff, Trace Lysette’s flowering plant Margaret is very very ill (I do not have a link; Margaret’s dramatic life mostly plays out in Instagram stories), Caitlyn Jenner is maybe someone’s mommi and Robert Pattinson is avoiding Kristen Stewart because he knows she’s trouble. This is also what I tell myself when I spend a lot of time away from Kristen Stewart. It’s for the best. Also despite what you may have read, as far as we know Janelle Monáe has never publicly confirmed she’s actually queer but we’re about 350% sure she’s currently in a criminally attractive relationship with Tessa Thompson.

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Someone made us.

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These two can do no wrong. I’ve been staring into Sarah Paulson’s deep lovely doe eyes for about 15 minutes.

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Woogityboogitywoogityboogity 🎃

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Amandla Stenberg is arm wrestling an arcade game and I think I’m okay with it.
Stella Maxwell, bedazzled and virtually unrecognizable.

Danielle Brooks sang at a Lea DeLaria show and it was obviously amazing.

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Happy Halloween

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File under: most predictable, but still oddly pleasing.

Author Cara Delevingne JUMPED OUT OF AN AIRPLANE, wrote SOMETHING on her hand (CANNIE FOREVER???).

Stephanie Beatriz KILLED ALL OF US.

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🍓ya bish

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Sometimes I feel like Samira Wiley posts cute selfies on Wednesday to thwart me, but joke’s on her cos now it’s in this week’s No Filter instead.

This looks like a pair of pajamas my parents had me wear a lot in the 80s but I’m not mad at it even a little bit. I also appreciate how Evan was careful to tag two separate Gal Gadot accounts just in case, because you can never be too careful when trying to get Gal Gadot’s attention.

Mallory Ortberg jumped on the 90s Hot Topic fashion train and boldly showed the world her vest, made of real gorilla chest.

Janelle Monáe’s skin remains flawless even under Halloween makeup and she manages to look beautiful even when playing some sort of Joker mime. It’s actually not fair.

Join us next week, when I guess it’ll be Christmas.

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  1. Everyone looks amazing here, I hope they all had fun whatever they were doing. Maybe I’m just not up to date, but I don’t know who Sophia Hutchins? Is she lbq(I know she’s trans)?

  2. Oh my god ERW you came to close to replicating my bourbon fueled Wonder Woman/Westworld crossover dream, and yet this was not at all as my subconscious imagined

  3. I somehow missed No Filter when you posted it a couple of days ago, but just got here through the Comment Awards and HOLY HELL at the url for that Caitlyn Jenner article!


    Like, seriously, what the hell is wrong with straight people?! I also LOLed at their detective work:

    “On September 23, 2017 Jenner posted a picture of her cute dog, Bertha.”

    “Hutchins posted a picture of Bertha the dog July 28, 2017.”

    To be fair, that’s pretty solid evidence though. And naming your dog Bertha? Seems pretty gay.

    I also can’t decide if it’s progress that the tabloids aren’t still insisting on Gal Pals and are just assuming girlfriends right away or if they just still think of Caitlyn as a man.

    Oh well, either way, I’m now following Sophia Hutchins on instagram. I need more Bertha the dog updates.

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