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In the action comedy White Chicks, two black male police officers go undercover as white women. Their mission is dangerous but also hilarious. Two FBI agents, who also happen to be brothers, make a mistake and mess up a drug bust. Their punishment is an assignment no one wants. They have to escort two women to a posh community, where the women will be bait for a kidnapper. When the women refuse to take part in the operation, the agents are forced to improvise.

Their solution is to masquerade as the women themselves. The catch is that the women are white and blonde. The agents are black men. To make it work, they'll have to look white and act white.

The film is a project undertaken by the Wayans family. Brothers Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans play the lead roles. Third brother Keenen Ivory Wayans directs. All three of the brothers helped to write the script.

The movie occupies a strange cultural space. At a time when white celebs are being criticized for donning black face, a script that depends on two black men donning white face raises many questions.

White Chicks opened to broadly negative reviews in 2004. However, it was a box office success, earning $113 million worldwide. Sony originally planned to release a sequel but later dropped the project. In 2019, actor Terry Crews announced that a sequel was in the works, but Marlon Wayans said a deal for the movie had not been made. The status of the project is unclear.

PG-13
| 2004 | 1 hr 50 min | 5.6/10 | 41/100
Cast
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison
Director
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Produced By
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Language
English
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