Monae is a magician, a siren, an entertainer, a theorist, a historian, and a visionary. Metropolis helped me understand so much about so much that talking about it here will certainly do it an injustice. If you are interested, check out my 2016 term paper
on her work within the context of the history of waves of Black Feminism
. Or, preferably, read one of the many articles [1
] by people who have looked at Monae’s work more carefully than I have, and have more interesting things to say about it.