Things We Saw Today: Janelle Monae Drops an Intriguing Trailer for Her New Album Starring Tessa Thompson
Archandroid Cindi Mayweather, a.k.a. Janelle Monae, is back in the form of a new concept album and new visuals/videos featuring TMS’ Queen, Tessa Thompson. Called Dirty Computer, this will be Monae’s third studio album, and see the return of her “time-traveling android messiah” after five long years away. According to io9, “certain screenings of Marvel’s Black Panther will feature a brief Dirty Computer teaser along with what Pitchfork described as ‘film narrative’ about the project.” No release date has been announced yet for the album.
So, if you needed yet another reason to see Black Panther this weekend, now you’ve got one.
- In more Black Women Doing Cool Stuff news, Hamilton‘s Renee Elise Goldsberry is performing the opening theme song for the Muppet Babies reboot! (via Oh My Disney)
- Black Panther‘s Michael B. Jordan joined Vanity Fair for their “Secret Talent Theater.” What’s his secret talent? Ironing. And I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty hot to listen to Jordan talk about the “slow, deliberate strokes” necessary to do ironing properly. Mmm-hmmm. (via Vanity Fair on YouTube)
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tackles the mystery and wonder of bloody, bloody childbirth in its own unique way. (via Vulture)
- Florida’s Disney World is opening a Toy Story Land this summer! (via Nerdist)
- In case you haven’t noticed, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has always used a female cinematographer on all of his projects. Now, that’s how you lead a revolution! (via Elena Rossini on Twitter)
What have you seen today?
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