Well, Janelle Monáe's track, 'Pynk' from her latest album, Dirty Computer, is again doing the rounds on the internet. She dropped the song on April 10th. The sexy and the stylish video, which is replete with vaginal imagery also has a strong message for this world. Both, Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson have gloriously brought out 'Pynk,' in a pink-tinged celebration of female anatomy and empowerment. They have also touched the sentiment where they have acknowledged women without the anatomy.
The complete video, featuring Grimes and the 'vagina pants' has become iconic and the internet is taken by storm. This video is a reflection of bold celebration and is a refreshing take from the mundane hush-hush about female anatomy.
Phew! The video has again come to light, and it has a reason. Read on, to know.
Here is what she has to say on their use, "Sometimes I think people interpret those as vagina pants, they call them vulva pants, they call them flowers, but it just represents some parts of some women."
She has a message there. Here it is, "There are some women in the video that do not have on the pants, because I don't believe that all women need to possess a vagina to be a woman. I have one I'm proud of it, but there's a lot of policing and controlling that people are trying to have over our vaginas and when you think about female genital mutilation, when you think about all these women's issues, I wanted to make sure we were discussing these issues but we were also celebrating each other."
"I wanted 'Pynk' to be a celebration of women who are unique, distinct, different, maybe different from one another, but when they come together they create something magical and special."
Their acknowledgment and the subtle hints to get the point across are 'one-of-a-kind' and most importantly, not offensive. Coming to the suspense, here is why the video has resurfaced, amidst all the plaudits for the singer and director.
This means you can own one of these too. When asked about the production, she told People, "I'm trying. I may be working on it."
"I haven't really had the opportunity to look online and really read what people are saying but from my team and things I've been sent, it's resonating with the people it was intended to," she said. "It was important for me with this album to pick who I was not afraid to piss off or lose in this process, who I wanted to celebrate. I chose to celebrate dirty computers, I chose to celebrate my LGBTQI brothers and sisters, minorities, women, immigrants, those who are marginalized in this society."
The whos who behind the designer pants were Los Angeles–based stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn who collaborated on the look with Monáe, and the pants' designer, Duran Lantink.
Whoa! Now that's something different that they have brought forth.