American actor Marlon Wayans has a diverse filmography, ranging from critically acclaimed gems like Requiem for a Dream to popular comedy films like Scary Movie. Among the latter, his part in the 2004 comedy White Chicks stands out for its outrageously hilarious brand of humour.
White Chicks features Wayans and his brother Shawn as two disgraced FBI agents who resort to using whiteface and dressing up like white women in order to solve one of their cases. Although critics panned the film, it is now regarded as a true cult classic.
Despite being nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, White Face was a huge commercial success. Talks of a sequel have been ongoing since 2009 when Sony announced a possible project but cancelled it. In that period, there have been multiple conflicting reports about the status of the sequel.
“White people… The white man ain’t letting us do it,” Wayans explained. “I think people are scared that it’s ten years removed. Overseas markets have changed, and selling foreign isn’t as lucrative as it was for these types of movies.”
While explaining the necessity of White Chicks 2 in 2021, Wayans claimed that it would fit right in with everything that’s going on today. The actor intends the sequel to be a satirical commentary on race relations built on the foundations of truth.
Wayans said: “I think White Chicks 2 is necessary. I think we’ve tightened up so much that we need to loosen our ties a bit and laugh a little bit. I don’t think Hollywood understands what a juggernaut White Chicks 2 would be, and the world just keeps giving us more. White Chicks 2 is writing itself.”