White Chicks is a classic comedy that stars Shawn and Marlon Wayans as two African-American FBI agents who go undercover as white female socialites.
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by the lead actors, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans (The Curse of Bridge Hollow), the movie follows two FBI agent brothers named Marcus and Kevin Copeland who bungle a drug bust.
They are assigned the task of chaperoning a pair of socialites to the Hamptons as punishment, where they will be used as bait for a kidnapper.
When the FBI's original plan falls through, Marcus and Kevin quickly improvise by posing as the sisters instead. The duo not only change sex but also change skin tone by donning white face and blonde wigs.
Where To Stream White Chicks?
If you haven't seen White Chicks yet and want to know where you can watch it, we've listed the countries where it's available.
Unfortunately, the movie is unavailable to stream on Netflix in some countries. However, UK, Canadian and Australian Netflix subscribers are in luck! White Chicks can be streamed on Netflix in these countries.
Where to watch White Chicks In the United States? You can stream it on Hoopla or rent it on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play.
In Canada, the movie is available to stream on Netflix, and also popular online rental services such as iTunes and Google Play.
In the UK, you can stream White Chicks on Netflix, Sky Go and Sky Cinema. Not forgetting the usual rental sites, where you can pay to view.
For Australian viewers, you can rent or buy this movie from Apple TV, Google Play, Microsoft Store and FetchTV. Netflix subscribers can stream the comedy for free.
Japan: The movie was given the translated title of ‘The most evil transvestite plan' in the Japanese market. It is only available on Netflix in Japan.
Shawn and Marlon Wayans star in White Chicks as Marcus & Kevin Copeland. Jaime King stars as Heather Vandergeld. Jaime recently starred in the Netflix series Black Summer.
You will recognise Shawn Wayans from the Scary Movie comedy franchise, which he and his brother also wrote.
Budget & Box Office
White Chicks had an estimated budget of $37 million dollars and was financed by Columbia Pictures. The Box Office receipts for White Chicks totalled $113,924,282 with $70 million coming from domestic theaters and another $43 million coming from foreign markets.
Chilliwack, British Columbia was one of the primary locations where filming took place. This is also where exterior scenes were shot at the Hamptons and Victoria, British Columbia. In addition to being the director, Keenen Ivory Wayans also co-wrote and co-produced the film with his brothers.
The film was nominated for five Razzies, but still managed to perform well at the box office. In spite of, or perhaps because of, its negative reviews, it has built up a cult following in recent years.
The movie also made an impact on popular culture, and it has also been referenced in multiple TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Family Guy (1999).
Dave Kehr of New York Times stated in his negative review that “Most movies require some suspension of disbelief.
“But White Chicks… requires something more radical than that. A full frontal lobotomy might be a good place to start.”
White Chicks 2 – The Sequel
A sequel to the film was announced by Sony in August 2009, but the project was later cancelled. In April 2014, Marlon Wayans showed interest in filming a sequel.
On June 30, 2019, during Watch What Happens Live, Terry Crews confirmed that a sequel was in the works. Marlon Wayans clarified that this news should have been kept under wraps as the deal had not yet been finalized.