GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter-performer-producer-actress-activist Janelle Monáe has unveiled a new Director’s Cut of her remarkable DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE. The narrative film – which of course accompanies Monáe’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated third solo album project, DIRTY COMPUTER, available for streaming and download HERE – now features 13 additional minutes of never-before-seen interview footage with the star and creative team. The DIRTY COMPUTER Director’s Cut is streaming now via Amazon and Qello HERE. It will be available via Google in March.
“Dirty computers don’t see their bugs and viruses as negatives,” says Monáe. “They see them as features, as attributes. With much love I am pleased to unveil the Director’s Cut of DIRTY COMPUTER. I am excited for all of you to take a step into the minds of myself + all of the directors behind the film.”
A 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards nominee for “Album of the Year,” DIRTY COMPUTER includes the widely applauded singles and accompanying music videos “Django Jane,” “I Like That,” “Make Me Feel,” and the GRAMMY® Award nominee for “Best Music Video,” “PYNK,” the latter of which is has already earned over 11 million views via Monáe’s official YouTube channel.
The Director’s Cut of DIRTY COMPUTER includes 13-minutes of never-before-seen interview footage with directors of the emotion picture — Janelle Monáe (artist and executive producer), Andrew Donoho (director of the “Django Jane” music video and co-director of the Dirty Computer emotion picture), Chuck Lightning (writer and co-director of the Dirty Computer emotion picture), Alan Ferguson (director of the “Crazy Classic Life” and “Make Me Feel” music videos), Lacey Duke (director of the “I Like That” music video), and Emma Westenberg (director of the “PYNK” music video).
A vibrant, visually stunning narrative incorporating a number of those celebratory visuals, DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE tells the extraordinary story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (portrayed by Monáe) who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as “computers.” Acclaimed actress Tessa Thompson (Avengers: Infinity War, Selma, Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) co-stars. As timely as it is poignant, DIRTY COMPUTER explores humanity and what truly happens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when mind and machines merge, and when the government chooses fear over freedom.
DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE is produced by Monáe and directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning. Collaborators include an assortment of celebrated music video directors such as Alan Ferguson, Emma Westenberg and Lacey Duke, who directed the powerful music videos for “Make Me Feel,” “PYNK,” and “I Like That” respectively.
“I was trying to accomplish making a video that really celebrated Black Girl Magic,” says Duke of “I Like That,” now boasting over 16 million views via YouTube HERE.