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. A 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!
- Louis C.K. isn’t the only predator of the #MeToo era poised to already begin his atonement comeback tour (but we talked about him earlier this week). The sympathy articles have started pouring in across the board. But as Dalia Grossman-Heinze at Bitch puts it, “You’re not ‘coming back’ from a career spent abusing women and covering up your crimes. You’re not “restarting” your life. This is your life now.”
- Have you reflected recently on the perfection that was Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30? No? Let’s do so together, then. (via Pajiba)
- Also over on Pajiba, let’s talk Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
- IT‘s Sophie Lillis has signed on to play Nancy Drew in the CW’s upcoming movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, which I didn’t even know was a thing that’s happening and now I’m doubly excited! (via GeekTyrant)
- This Sunday is Earth Day, so why not celebrate with some appropriately thematic novels? (via The Portalist)
What did you all see out there today, and what are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?
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