For me, filters are not at al about passing (though I’d love to look like my filtered photos). For me, filters are about cloaking my identity. I am still in the closet. I don’t want anyone or any bot to recognize me. I think the filter changes my appearance enough for that, while still looking “like” ME.
I am not doing it to catfish anyone, or to make anyone jealous, and I am not doing it because I think I look “bad” (though ai don’t look as good as the filtered photos). I have been fairly pleased with my en femme photos.