'Kinky Boots' Uses Humor To Protest The North Carolina Bathroom Law

"People have to pee.”

On Friday, the cast of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots released an empowering music video directed at "ladies, gentlemen and those who have yet to make up their minds."

Entitled "Just Pee," the song uses humor to protest North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, which forces people to use only the public bathrooms that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates.

"There's been a lot of crazy talk about people using bathrooms for things other than prescribed by the Plumbers' Union of America," Kinky Boots co-creator Cyndi Lauper says in the video. "All we're asking for is a little sanity. People have to pee."

The video features the cast members, including several actors in drag, singing and dancing at the urinals inside of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It is also a parody of the musical's finale "Just Be" — with new inspiring lyrics like, "Just pee where you want to pee. Never let 'em tell you who you ought to be!"

By weaving political satire with musical theater, "we can use this moment to learn a little something," as Kinky Boots co-creator Harvey Fierstein said in the video.

"These discussions are great opportunities to educate and strengthen the bonds that make us all one human family," Fierstein wrote on Facebook. "But when I see discussions on social media proposing a Men's Room for adult males, a Ladies' Room for adult females, a Little Girls's Room for little girls, a little Boy's Room for little boys and then another pair of bathrooms for Little Boys with a parent and Little Girls with a parent… Well, it's time to take a step back and laugh at our own absurdity. This video is a reminder that sometimes we go to the bathroom just to pee."

One day after the "Just Pee" video was released, Lauper performed at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in Raleigh. Funds from her concert were donated to nonprofit Equality North Carolina, which seeks to overturn the new law.