Janelle Monae & Tessa Thompson Celebrate Their Womanhood in Bold New ‘Pynk’ Video
By Leena Tailor
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Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson pay homage to the female anatomy in the racy new video for Monae’s new single, “Pynk.”
The song features Canadian musician Grimes and is from Monae’s new record, Dirty Computer, due to drop on April 27.
The suggestive video opens with the singers cruising through the desert in a pink convertible amid a pink haze, then breaking out into dance in pants emulating female body parts.
"Pink like the tongue that goes down, maybe. Pink like the paradise found," Monae sings while dancing in the provocative costume, with Thompson’s head appearing between her legs.
Directed by Emma Westenberg, the video then sees Monae, Thompson and their pink-loving dance troupe strut their sexy stuff around what appears to be an empty pool, on top of a pretty pink bed and in the middle of a diner.
A NSFW workout segment and a line-up of gyrating, scantily clad butts on the desert floor also feature in the video, along with an array of pink lipstick, accessories and makeup.
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The clip starts to wrap up with the clan prancing around a room featuring a giant pink neon sign reading, “Pussy Power.”
This isn’t the first time Thompson has cameoed in one of Monae’s music videos. The Thor: Ragnarok actress also appeared in the “Make Me Feel” video, which prompted fans to suggest the two would make a great couple.
“Janelle and I have been really close,” Thompson told ET in February. “We've been really good friends at this point for about three and a half years. I'm so lucky to have her in my life.”
"Janelle is somebody that is interested in empowering not just women, but people, to be who they are," Thompson added.