Friends, it breaks my heart to tell you that this week will be my last No Filter. After many years of working a very time-consuming full time job in the live music business and squeezing extra Vapid Fluff hours into my already overstuffed schedule, I have finally hit a breaking point and had to make some seriously overdue investments (financial and otherwise) in my long-term mental health. I will be retiring from the Vapid Fluff department for the foreseeable future while I lean into my other career, which mainly involves telling much more successful musicians what to do.
I did not come by this decision easily, but it has been a long time coming. I have been with Autostraddle since before there was an Autostraddle, and this beat was not something that existed before we started this website — I literally could not have dreamed of it. You guys (and I include every queer celebrity I’ve ever gossiped about under the “you guys” umbrella) helped make queer celebrity gossip into an an actual viable thing! I will never stop caring about what Kristen Stewart ate for lunch and neither should you.
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Today, @akilahh reminded me this old photo exists. What an insane murderers’ row of talent. I love all of us and everyone is fucking dominating at what they do. Fuck. A blessed picture for your feed. [ID: A photo from 2016 maybe of Gaby, Akilah Hughes, Ari Fitz, Dodie, Hannah Witton, Lizzo, Chesca Leigh, and Mara Wilson dressed up at the Streamy Awards.]
Not that it does anyone any good to hear this TODAY but I am 100% committed to reposting any content with Lizzo in it. Also, look at all these babes!
This is such a mood.
I am delighted that Mara got an Instagram just to flood the internet with videos of her cats dancing. This is Basil, pronounced like the herb, and he is very talented.
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Celebrating one year dry as of Sept. 1st. Many changes have come with that, both good and bad. Have lost about 25lbs. Have lost a couple good friends. Asserted my independence. Affirmed in who I am. Haven’t yet lost my mind. Slowly healing my heart. Feeling really clear headed and focused on making a better future for me and my kid. Thankful to be present and in the place that I am in.
A year of sobriety (from alcohol) has made Laura Jane Grace…somehow even more attractive? I didn’t even know this was possible but apparently the sky’s the fucking limit.
Look I came here looking for foster dog content but I’m not upset with these glamour shots either.
This guy’s really just out here trying every weird item on every menu in all of Europe.
Samira Wiley wears bowties to express her awareness of significant events, and makes cute lil faces to express the fact that her face just looks like this.
Whoever keeps making those life-sized cardboard cutouts at A-Camp, I have a suggestion for you.
Those better all be thumbprint bruises from Charlotte Hale.
This is how I leave you.
Thank you guys for so many years of reading my inane thoughts about celebrities’ social lives! It’s been a pleasure and a privilege.