Janelle Monáe announces feature-length “Emotion Picture” starring Tessa Thompson

To be broadcast the day before new album Dirty Computer arrives.

April 20, 2018
Janelle Monáe announces feature-length “Emotion Picture” starring Tessa Thompson Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson in the "Pynk" video.   YouTube

Janelle Monáe has announced details of what she is describing as an "emotion picture," a visual accompaniment to new album Dirty Computer.

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A description of the film states that it is the "story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (Monáe), who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as 'computers.'" It co-stars Tessa Thompson, who also features in Monáe's "Pynk" video.

The 44-minute long piece is titled Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture By Janelle Monáe and will be broadcast across MTV and BET channels on April 26, a day before the album drops.

Janelle Monáe announces feature-length “Emotion Picture” starring Tessa Thompson