Janelle Monáe release’s Lipstick Lover video
Janelle Monáe released a new music video for her song “Lipstick Lover”, which celebrates Black queer bodies in a sex-positive manner. The video features a diverse cast of women and non-binary people, including Monáe herself, engaging in a joyous and sensual celebration of the female gaze. The video is three minutes and 26 seconds long and features everything from body painting and booty-shaking to orgies and sex toys.
Monáe has been busy lately, recently acting in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and receiving an Outfest Trailblazer award for her LGBTQ+ advocacy. She also dropped a new single, “Float”, which was immediately dubbed a queer anthem. Fans have been eagerly awaiting her new album, The Age of Pleasure, since 2018 when Dirty Computer was released. “Lipstick Lover” is the second single from the album, which will be released on June 9th.
In an Instagram post, Monáe thanked her loved ones, friends, and family for helping make the song and music video special. She also thanked her brother Alan Ferguson, with whom she directed the video. Monáe said that the video was “inspired by my f.a.m., made with my f.a.m, for my f.a.m.”