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Janelle Monáe
'Lipstick Lover'
17 May 2023 3 mins 26s

Is Janelle Monáe trying to tell us something? Seriously though, no one could accuse the singer/actor/author/all-round genius of having been previously coy about her sexuality, but it seems she has decided to clear the matter up, once and for all, for anyone who has been left uncertain by her previous candour.

Co-directed by the star herself, this promo achieves remarkable balance between raunchiness and intimacy, laced with humour. It is full to the gunwales with sexual imagery, much of it hilarious, all of it erotic, with Monae herself at the centre of it all, objectifying other women, and being objectified by them in equal measure... all of it on her own terms.

The underlying song bobs along agreeably enough, but it's the promo that everyone is going to be talking about.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: USA



Colourist: Asa Fox

  Janelle Monáe - 'Lipstick Lover'


Janelle Monáe
'Lipstick Lover'
17 May 2023 3 mins 26s

Is Janelle Monáe trying to tell us something? Seriously though, no one could accuse the singer/actor/author/all-round genius of having been previously coy about her sexuality, but it seems she has decided to clear the matter up, once and for all, for anyone who has been left uncertain by her previous candour.

Co-directed by the star herself, this promo achieves remarkable balance between raunchiness and intimacy, laced with humour. It is full to the gunwales with sexual imagery, much of it hilarious, all of it erotic, with Monae herself at the centre of it all, objectifying other women, and being objectified by them in equal measure... all of it on her own terms.

The underlying song bobs along agreeably enough, but it's the promo that everyone is going to be talking about.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: USA



Colourist: Asa Fox

Janelle Monáe 17 May 2023
'Lipstick Lover' 3 mins 26s

by Jason Stone

Is Janelle Monáe trying to tell us something? Seriously though, no one could accuse the singer/actor/author/all-round genius of having been previously coy about her sexuality, but it seems she has decided to clear the matter up, once and for all, for anyone who has been left uncertain by her previous candour.

Co-directed by the star herself, this promo achieves remarkable balance between raunchiness and intimacy, laced with humour. It is full to the gunwales with sexual imagery, much of it hilarious, all of it erotic, with Monae herself at the centre of it all, objectifying other women, and being objectified by them in equal measure... all of it on her own terms.

The underlying song bobs along agreeably enough, but it's the promo that everyone is going to be talking about.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: USA



Colourist: Asa Fox