The short film takes place at the Annual Android Auction in the fictional city of Metropolis. During the auction, Monae’s alter-ego Cindi Mayweather performs for the crowd, while the other androids walk down the catwalk, and are being bought of by the wealthiest of Metropolis, such as technology moguls, city officials, religious authorities, and crime lords, while each android costing billions of British Pounds, as were being used in the short film. She eventually performs so feverishly that she shorts out, and is taken away by Lady Maestra, Master of the ShowDroids (another alter-ego).
The Uncut version of the short film Directed by Alan Ferguson and The Wondaland Arts Society, “Many Moons.”
“Many Moons” is from Janelle Monae‘s debut EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) on Bad Boy Records.