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Things We Saw Today: Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Will Come With a 50-Minute Afrofuturistic “Emotion Picture” Attached

We’ve been head over heels for everything Janelle Monáe has blessed us with lately. The incredible songs off of her new album, “Dirty Computer,” along with the cyber-Afrofuturism videos and their unabashed celebration of bisexuality, have been a gift. But apparently, there’s more to come.lot more. From i09:

While Dirty Computer is reason enough to get excited all on its own, Monáe is releasing a nearly hour-long “emotion picture” that will begin a new story about a woman on the run from an authoritarian government in a dystopian future, where people labeled “deviants” have their memories forcibly removed. The woman, played by Monáe, sets out on a journey to find her love interest (played by Tessa Thompson) and each music video included in the film represents one of the missing memories.

A profile in the NYT describes the movie as “Handmaid’s Tale meets ‘San Junipero,’ set in a desiccated Mad Max landscape.” It’s set to premiere not on your computer, but on MTV and BET on April 26th!

What did you all see out there today, and what are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?

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