Tessa Thompson is here to remind you that not all women have vaginas

April 21, 2018

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In April, Janelle Monáe dropped the music video for her song “Pynk,” a collaboration with Grimes from Monáe’s forthcoming album, Dirty Computer.

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The video for “Pynk” is, as the internet noticed pretty quickly, a vulva-centric celebration of vaginas, queerness and black women.

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It also features a guest appearance from Creed actress (and Monáe’s suspected boo) Tessa Thompson.

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The video is filled with yonic visuals, including a moment where Thompson emerges from between Monáe’s legs, which are clad in vulva-esque pants.

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But for all the celebration of vulvas, both Monáe and Thompson have been helpfully reminding us that not all women have the same genitals.

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When the video dropped, Monáe tweeted that the video was intended to be a celebration “no matter if you have a vagina or not.”

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And on her Twitter, Thompson described her role in the clip as “me playing both a woman and a special part of some women.”

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In a later tweet, Thompson addressed her message to “all the black girls that need a monologue that don’t have vaginas.”

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Her inclusivity struck a chord with fans on Twitter, many of whom responded to thank Thompson for using trans-inclusive language.

One fan wrote, “I genuinely was wondering if we had a place in the conversation the two of you are creating. I’m a [trans woman of color] and thank you.”

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