There is no better way to pass the time than slipping into some blackface and recreating all the Stepin’ Fetchit Minstrel Show stylings of a bygone age by hilariously playing up black stereotypes.
Except, of course, we wouldn’t because that would be an abhorrent racist throwback.
But because racism only works in one direction we got White Chicks in 2004. Wayan’s brothers’ money must be drying up because now there is increasing talk of making a White Chicks 2.
Marlon Wayans started the rumours. Now co-star Terry Crews went on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star added to those rumours.
Crews said Marlon’s brother Shawn Wayans told him it’s happening:
“You know what, I actually got with Shawn [Wayans], and he was like ‘man we doing it, we getting it going…’ Fifteen years ago, you have to understand. Fifteen years ago as of this month. I’m staying in shape just for that movie.”
That same night, Crews appeared on The Talk and discussed a scene in the original where he sings A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton, and what he would sing if he made that scene today:
“I think the modern day equivalent to that might be Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe. But I would definitely do the whitest white girl song you would ever see. But white girls are singing gangster right now, you know what I mean? So it might be a little different, it might have a little rap thing in there. How ever we would do it, it’d be great.”
Keenan Ivory Wayans directed the first film. It made $113 million worldwide. Not a bad return on a $37 million budget. It made a lot in rentals and remains popular despite a critical ass-kicking.