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Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]

Dirty Computer – an emotion picture* by Janelle Monáe.

*EMOTION PICTURE (definition): a narrative film and accompanying musical album

Dirty Computer: The Album Available Now:

Janelle Monáe as Jane 57821
Tessa Thompson as Zen
Jayson Aaron as Ché

Also Starring
Michelle Hart as Virgin Victoria
Dyson Posey as Cleaner #1
Jonah Lee as Cleaner #2

Executive Produced by
Janelle Monáe
Nate “Rocket” Wonder
Chuck Lightning
Mikael Moore
Julie Greenwald

Co-Executive Produced by
Kelli Andrews
Ian Blair
Alan Ferguson

Directed by
Andrew Donoho
Chuck Lightning

Written by
Chuck Lightning

Additional Story Ideas and Vision by
Janelle Monáe
Nate “Rocket” Wonder
Alan Ferguson

Music Videos Written and Directed by
Alan Ferguson
Emma Westenberg
Andrew Donoho
Lacey Duke

Produced by
Nicole Acacio
Ian Blair

Associate Produced by
Deonna Young-Stephens

Music Videos Produced by
Justin Benoliel
Judy Craig
Melissa Ekholm
Maya Table
Ian Blair

Original Music Score by
Nate “Rocket Wonder
Wynne Bennett

Wardrobe by
Alexandra Mandalkorn

Hair by
Nikki Nelms

Makeup by
Jessica Smalls

Director of Photography
Todd Banhazl

Production Design
Fernanda Guerrero

Edited by
Andrew Donoho
Taylor Brusky

Music Videos Edited by
Deji LaRay

Choreography by
Jemel McWilliams

Sound Design by
Jackie! Zhou

Janelle Monáe with Special Guest St. Beauty “Dirty Computer” Tour Dates – Just Announced! Visit for more

Mon Jun 11 – Seattle, WA
King County’s Marymoor Park

Tue Jun 12 – Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Wed Jun 13 – Portland, OR
McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater

Sat Jun 16 – San Francisco, CA
The Masonic

Wed Jun 20 – San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Thu Jun 28 – Los Angeles, CA
The Greek Theatre

Sat Jun 30 – Salt Lake City, UT
The Complex

Sun Jul 01 – Denver, CO
The Paramount Theatre

Tue Jul 03 – Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

Thu Jul 05 – Chicago, IL
The Chicago Theatre

Fri July 06 – Milwaukee, WI*

Sat Jul 07 – Grand Rapids, MI
20 Monroe Live

Mon Jul 09 – Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre Detroit

Tue Jul 10 – Cincinnati, OH
Taft Theatre

Wed Jul 11 – St. Louis, MO
The Pageant

Fri Jul 13 – Nashville, TN+
Ryman Auditorium+

Sat Jul 14 – Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Mon Jul 16 – Toronto, ON

Wed Jul 18 – New York, NY
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

Fri Jul 20 – Washington, DC*
The Anthem*

Sat Jul 21 – Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Mon Jul 23 – Raleigh, NC
The Ritz

Tue Jul 24 – Charlotte, NC
The Fillmore Charlotte

Thu Jul 26 – Tampa, FL
Jannus Live

Fri Jul 27 – Miami, FL
The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater

Sat Jul 28 – Orlando, FL
House of Blues Orlando

Sat Aug 04 – Atlanta, GA

*non-Live Nation date
+on sale beginning May 4

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Comments (32)

  1. Who Directed this Video??? Its FUCKING STUNNING!!!!!

  2. You and todrick hall should make a virtual album like this

  3. I love you and what you do,you are great,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


  5. i mean she's truly an artist and full of talent!
    there should be more people watching this video!

  6. What is the music in the last section of the video?

  7. Watched her performance on Coachella on YouTube & just discovered this!!!!! I love her!!!!


  9. I’ve watched Dirty Computer about 5 times now and every time it makes me cry thank you Janelle

  10. We are witnessing the standard of Excellence here; This concept Album connects all her Metropolis concept series. I can't wait for a book to be published and would not be surprised if it became a huge picture. BRAVA Janelle Monáe BRAVA sista!!!!!!!!!

  11. A Master Piece ! We love You Janelle ! Keep doing what you do cause we love it ! This is quality Art !

  12. She has the most beautiful lips! I love the shape of them!

  13. Wait, I've seen this before, somewhere! But where??? Cripes this is gonna bug me for a long time! Like it was on Black Mirror or something?

  14. 7:05 The Holy Mountain reference!!!!

  15. More illuminati bull shit! I used to like her! She used to be super unique and cute. Now she's just like every other clone robot on the "market". Grade A programmed for "success"….this made me so sad.

  16. Someone seriously needs to make this into an actual movie or hell a TV series! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO JANE, ZEN, AND CHE!

  17. I wanna know where she got that head dress thing in the album cover

  18. So so so so so great <3


  20. I don't know whether to dance or cry, I find myself doing both

  21. is this video broken for anyone else…

  22. I’m about halfway through but if the reason they’re cleaning her is because she’s queer my heart will fucking break

  23. Why haven't I seen this or heard about this?!!!!Janelle makes me feel beautiful as a black woman. I love the representation that is so lacking in today's pop culture!!!! She deserves so much more in the industry!

  24. This was a religious experience. I would literally and figuratively die for Janelle Monae.

  25. Crazy classic life, alright,, screwed, pink, I like that, American, please sign your name on the dotted line 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤👙🎸🎤🎥👍

  26. This deserves an ACADAMY AWARD

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