Janelle Monáe’s New “Pynk” Video Is An Ode To Sexuality—And Pussy

"Pink beyond forest and thighs/Pink like the secrets you hide."

Janelle Monáe has released another music video from Dirty Computer, her highly anticipated third studio album. And it’s even queerer than “Make Me Feel.”

“Pynk,” directed by Emma Westenberg, finds Monáe surrounded by female dancers wearing pink, ruffled pants that more than resemble vaginas. In the song, she muses on loving the pink parts of her body: “Pink like your fingers in my [wink], maybe.”

The track calls back to “Django,” in which Monáe rapped about wanting to “paint the city pink.” Tessa Thompson, Monae’s love interest in “Make Me” reappears, grinning between Monáe’s “forest and thighs.”

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight—and ship a Thompson-Monáe romance.

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the playful depictions, Monáe has kept her own sexuality out of the spotlight, simply identifying herself as “sexually liberated.”

As the video’s description explains, “‘Pynk’ is a brash celebration of creation. self love. sexuality. and pussy power! Pynk is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere…”

Dirty Computer, Monáe’s first studio album since 2012’s Electric Lady, is out April 27.
 

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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