No Filter: You Can Wear Tegan And Sara As Socks Now I Guess

Welcome back to No Filter, in which we survey the week in celebrity Instagram and declare that it is good. This column is entering some kind of golden age in terms of lesbian media, in which we are actually getting ahold of a lot of celesbian tabloid stories before they officially break. As far as I can tell, this means we’re on the right track. Make fun of us for speculating about Carrie and Abbi all you want – it’s true, and so are Kristen and Annie, and there is nothing any of us can do about it. Kristen’s transformation into 2009-era Samantha Ronson is almost complete; she’s gotten really good at walking out of the Bowery Hotel like a grumpy, bleach-blonde little queer hipster grouch about three feet behind her obvious girlfriend. Anyway.

These two weirdos wrote a book and that book is out soon. Dan doesn’t look very sure about it.

Jiz Lee wants to talk to you about face masks.

Be Steadwell went to Miami, there are palm trees in the airport, probably got some cashews at Hudson News.
TBH this is the scariest movie I’ve watched all Halloween.
Taystee and Morello went to see Regina Spektor Monday night; personally we saw pretty much the rest of the cast rocking out to their own theme song Tuesday night. Do you think the cast of The L Word ever went to see Betty quite so passionately?
Meredith Graves is like a walking vision board.
I love when beautiful famous people post perfectly-lit selfies like, “OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW AWFUL I LOOK?” Sure, Ruby, OK.
Hey, what’s up, this is Queen Latifah being hip and with it and into what the kids are into and still really confused about what I’m doing in this column.
I literally can’t believe this exists. That’s all, I just had to share.

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  1. Can we get some coverage on Ria Mae cuz that’s my celeb crush and I want the rest of AS to appreciate her tooooo

  2. Speaking of Kristen Stewart, has anyone seen Certain Women yet? Kristen Stewart’s first lesbian role in a movie about women in rural Montana, which opened last week? It opens near me on Friday, I’m pretty excited for it.

    • It’s a nice story if you don’t expect too much, her role is certainly not as gay as in The Runaways

  3. honestly the Abbi and Carrie thing is mindblowing. this is probably the most brilliant celebrity news ever. Ilana has gotta be mad that Abbi is the actual queer, despite TV Ilana being bi. Like ‘dude u stole my thing’

    • I dunno if my best friend was dating Carrie I’d probably be more excited than mad. That means I get to hang out Carrie fucking Brownstein, and possibly her other cool celebrity friends, like Janet Weiss, and Cornin Tucker, or Natasha Lyonne(sans Taylor Shilling) at least one assumes.

  4. Speaking of Laura Jane Grace and cast of TV shows, there is a trans beauty pageant(for trans woman if I remember correctly) in L.A. this Saturday. LJG, the cast of Her story(well the main cast), and some of the cast of Transparent including Jill and Jeffery Tamor will all be there. I think I may go, and then find away to meet LJG afterwards. I’ve seen people smoking with her after Against Me! shows on my timeline and had me envious a little. Caitlyn Jenner will of course be there too.

  5. Tegan and Sara also have pins of Sara’s cats, Holiday and Mickey. They are stepping up their merch game because if that’s not the gayest thing…

    (I bought them.)

  6. When I started seeing the Kristen and Annie news on mainstream media I was so proud because you reported it first. So there’s that…

  7. Two sock posts in two days? What is this, Sockostraddle? What happens when all the other foot/leg coverings start vying for representation here too – the stockings, the pantyhose, the leg warmers?? If you start posting about leg warmers I’m outta here.

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