Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Keenen Ivory Wayans|
|Produced by||Keenen Ivory Wayans
Lee R. Mayes
|Screenplay by||Keenen Ivory Wayans
Michael Anthony Snowden
|Story by||Keenen Ivory Wayans
|Music by||Teddy Castellucci|
|Editing by||Jeffrey Stephen Gourson
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||110 minutes|
White Chicks is a 2004 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written and produced by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. The film was produced by Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios. The plot revolves around whiteface drag, as two African American FBI agents disguise themselves as two White American women.
At a hotel while posing as the Wilson sisters, Kevin and Marcus meet Brittany and Tiffany's three best friends, Karen, Tori and Lisa; as well as their rivals - also sisters - Megan and Heather Vandegeld. They also encounter Karen's abusive boyfriend, Heath, a broke, out-of-work actor.
Latrell Spencer (Terry Crews), a wealthy black man that prefers white women, takes an interest in Marcus, thinking that he is actually the white Tiffany Wilson. A date with Marcus/Tiffany is then auctioned off to Latrell during a charity dinner. Kevin takes advantage of the situation and asks Denise out on a date, pretending that he is Latrell, as Denise has a history of dating rich men. When Marcus goes on his date with the real Latrell, Kevin steals the keys to Laterell's car and house. When Kevin and Denise arrive at Latrell's house, they are confronted by Latrell's foreign housekeeper. Because she does not speak English, she is unable to tell Denise that Kevin isn't Latrell, and Kevin locks her out of the house, claiming that she works too hard. Eventually, however, Kevin is mauled by Latrell's giant dog, ruining the date.
At a nightclub, the Wilsons' best friend Karen drinks heavily and unintentionally lets it slip that Mr. Vangergeld is penniless, and has only recently paid Karen's own father back for loans he has lent him. The next day, the real Brittany and Tiffany see their faces on a magazine, and they realize that two people are impersonating them. They go to the hotel that their "clones" were seen in, and two other FBI agents, mistaking them for Kevin and Marcus after searching their room through suspicion, undress the girls. This leads to the chief finding out that Marcus and Kevin have been impersonating the Wilson sisters. Because of this, the chief fires the both of them.
Later, Kevin and Marcus find out that, due to his bankruptcy, Mr. Vandergeld - along with Heath - has been behind the socialite kidnappings in order to save himself and his family from poverty and they manage to capture Mr. Vandergeld before he succeeds. Latrell takes a hit from a bullet shot by Mr. Vandergeld to protect Marcus, only to be alarmed and enraged to discover - not that that Marcus is actually male - but rather, that he is actually black. Marcus apologizes to his wife Gina after realizing that being a female is a hard task, and also because he had been ignoring Gina for his job. Denise falls for Kevin, after Kevin saves her from a bullet. Tori, Lisa, Karen, Kevin and Marcus then make a pact to stay together and go shopping.
- Shawn Wayans as Kevin Copeland
- Marlon Wayans as Marcus "Marc" Copeland
- Busy Philipps as Karen Googlestein
- Jessica Cauffiel as Tori
- Jennifer Carpenter as Lisa
- Jaime King as Heather Vandergeld
- Brittany Daniel as Megan Vandergeld
- Terry Crews as Latrell Spencer
- John Heard as Warren Vandergeld
- Frankie Faison as Section Chief Elliott Gordon
- Lochlyn Munro as Agent Jacob "Jake" Harpe
- Eddie Velez as Agent Vincent Gomez
- Maitland Ward as Brittany "Britt" Wilson
- Anne Dudek as Tiffany "Tiff" Wilson
- Rochelle Aytes as Denise Porter
- John Reardon as Heath
- Faune A. Chambers as Gina Copeland
- Drew Sidora as Shaunice
- David Lewis as Josh
- Heather McDonald as Saleswoman
Critical response 
This film received poor reactions from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an aggregate rating of only 15% based on 121 reviews. Film critic Richard Roeper put the film at #1 on his list of the worst films of 2004 amongst claims of unconvincing prosthetics and racism. It was nominated for five Razzies, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress for the Wayans brothers in drag, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Couple, but failed to "win" any of those awards.
Box office 
It grossed $70,831,760 at the U.S. box office, $113,048,997 worldwide and has become popular on broadcast cable.
- "Latin Thugs" – Cypress Hill
- "Ms. Hilton" – The Penfifteen Club
- "Shake It (Like a White Girl)" – Jesse Jaymes (Copeland)
- "A Thousand Miles" – Vanessa Carlton
- "Realest Niggas" – 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G.
- "White Girls" – Mighty Casey
- "Dance City" – Oscar Hernandez
- "Trouble" – P!nk
- "U Can't Touch This" – MC Hammer
- "Dance, Dance, Dance" – The Beach Boys
- "Guantanamera" – Jose Fernandez Diaz
- "It's My Life" – No Doubt
- "(I Got That) Boom Boom" – Britney Spears featuring Ying Yang Twins
- "Bounce" (The Bandit Club Remix) - Stock, IC Green
- "Get Low" - Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins
- "Crazy in Love" – Beyoncé, Jay-Z
- "It's Tricky" – Run–D.M.C.
- "This Love" – Maroon 5
- "No Control" – Blackfire
- "I Wanna Know" – Joe
- "Tipsy" – J-Kwon
- "Satisfaction" – Benny Benassi
- "Let's Get It Started" – Black Eyed Peas
- "Move Your Feet" – Junior Senior
- "I Need Your Love Tonight" – Elvis Presley
See also 
- Cross-dressing in film and television
- Some Like It Hot, a 1959 comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon. Similar story, in which two male musicians dress as women to hide from gangsters in Florida.
- Official website
- White Chicks at the Internet Movie Database
- White Chicks at AllRovi
- White Chicks at Rotten Tomatoes
- White Chicks at Box Office Mojo