The video is a celebration of woman power in the form of song and pants
There are girl power anthems and there are girl power anthems, you know? Well Janelle Monáe is here with her new song, “PYNK” — a wildly unsubtle and amazing ode to everything female.
This ain’t your mama’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” okay?
This song is about celebrating vaginas — and if you don’t believe me, just look at Monáe’s ensemble in the song’s music video. The writing’s on the pants.
“Pink like the lips around your, maybe. Pink like the skin that’s under, baby.” Yeah, not the most subtle of double entendres. And you know what? We’re so here for it. Vaginas have been long due a comeuppance of sorts, and this video certainly does the trick.
Just check out the imagery, if you will.
PYNK . Emotion pic Link in bio ! 🧠🌸💗💖💘💓 Special thank you to the cast and crew !! Director: @emma.westenberg Creative collaborator/Choreographer: @jemelmcwilliams The gorg & brilliant: @tessamaethompson Glam Squad: @nikkinelms @jessicasmalls @mandelkorn Black Girl Magic Dancers: @sisleyloubet @bperryrussell @quinnyfrmphilly @queenfu @tajanatokyo @ebbie.jasmine @mieshamoore @myegotrip @fanis0n @nirine_brown
You get vagina pants! And you get vagina pants! TBH, they’re kind of gorgeous. Perfect use of ombré. It’s also worth noting that a lot of people have been interpreting the pantsless dancers as a nod to anyone who identifies as female but lacks the anatomy. Which just makes this video all the more impactful.
It’s inclusive art, it’s beautiful imagery, and most of all: PYNK is a total bop.
Naturally, the song (and the pants, if we’re being honest) started making major waves online in the best way.
I finally understand how people feel about Beyoncé except I feel it for Janelle Monae.
— Allison Raskin (@AllisonRaskin) April 11, 2018
all of the gays watching janelle monae's new music video pynk pic.twitter.com/Tt2s1UfGPT
— saddy (@lesbihayley) April 10, 2018
Janelle Monáe could spit on me and I'd thank her pic.twitter.com/H7dNE0eSxb
— low on serotonin (@dreading_zulles) April 12, 2018
The description for the video says it all, really: “PYNK is a brash celebration of creation. self-love, sexuality, and p*ssy power!” Monáe has long been an advocate for women in music and across industries, and her new PYNK song and yes, her PYNK pants are proof of how important her art really is.
I think we all know what we’re listening to at maximum volume during our precious kid-free car rides this summer.