These Stills Prove Janelle Monáe's 'PYNK' Video Is A Feminist Work Of Art

These Stills Prove Janelle Monáe's 'PYNK' Video Is A Feminist Work Of Art

Janelle Monáe's latest track, "PYNK" dropped a couple of days ago. Co-written by Grimes, the single comes off the album Dirty Computer, which Monáe has previously described as an "emotional picture" or "a narrative film and accompanying musical album".

With image playing a central role to the disc, it's only right that each single gets an epic video – and the artist definitely hasn't disappointed with this one (or the previous two). A tidal wave of powerful women, pink, vulvas and well-manicured middle fingers, the clip for "PYNK" is the perfect ode to feminism and womanhood. 

Directed by Emma Westenberg, the clip sees the singer touch down in various settings from a pastel-pink Virgin Suicides-esque boudoir to a hazy rose desert. After responding to rumours about her sexuality in the Prince-homage clip "Make Me Feel", this video once again stars Monáe's long-rumoured partner Tessa Thompson. As the description reads:

"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..."

Filled to the brim with less-than-subtle vagina symbols we see a juicy grapefruit; a doughnut being fingered; some frilly vulva-shaped skirts; a glitter-covered oyster; and a milkshake (which clearly follows the Kelis definition of the beverage).

Just for the sheer pleasure of joining in the pussy power celebrations, we've gathered a series of some of the most stunning stills from the clip. Check them out below.


Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records) 

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

Screenshot of Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" video (Image: Wondaland Arts Society / Atlantic Records)

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