Kinky Boots Takes on Transgender “Bathroom Bill” in Music Video

News   Watch New Kinky Boots Video, “Just Pee,” Supporting Transgender Community
 
Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper rewrote lyrics to the musical's finale.
Cyndi Lauper Harvey Fierstein
Cyndi Lauper Harvey Fierstein Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony-winning Kinky Boots co-creators Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper have rewritten the lyrics to that musical’s finale, “Just Be,” to show support for the transgender community in the wake of North Carolina’s HB2 law.

In a statement Fierstein had this to say about the video: “So, you don’t like transgender people? Have the balls to honestly say it. Today’s bathroom controversy is fueled by the same bigots that sought to ban gay and lesbian teachers forty years ago. All these years later they’re still hiding behind the claim that they’re only protecting their children. These discussions are great opportunities to educate and strengthen the bonds that make us all one human family. 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’ 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.”

A music video, featuring the rewritten lyrics, has been released. Watch “Just Pee (Where You Want To Pee),” featuring Fierstein, Lauper and cast members from the Tony Award-winning musical, below:

In related news, Lauper will perform June 4 in Raleigh, NC, where the proceeds of her concert will be donated to the fight against the state’s HB2 bill and where her rider dictates that the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts must have a non-gender-specific bathroom.

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