Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Film On A 'Totalitarian, Near-Future Society' To Premiere On MTV And BET
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Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Film On A 'Totalitarian, Near-Future Society' To Premiere On MTV And BET

MTV and BET today announced the premiere of Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monáe on Thursday, April 26.

The film tells the story of  a young woman named Jane 57821 (Janelle Monáe), who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as “computers,” and 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. It is described as a "visually stunning emotion picture with a vibrant narrative featuring celebratory music videos that will accompany her highly-anticipated third solo album Dirty Computer, which comes out the next day on Friday, April 27."

Tessa Thompson co-stars.

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The film, which is 44 minutes long, will air on MTV, BET and other channels including MTV2, MTV Live, mtvU, BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Her in celebration of Monáe’s album release.

The album is currently available for pre-order.

Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture is produced by Monáe and directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning. The project was given a special teaser that premiered ahead of screenings of Black Panther.

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