West Side Story is a 1961 adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, which was based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Set in late 1950s Manhattan, the film chronicles the rivalry between a white American gang (the Jets) and a gang of Puerto Rican immigrants (the Sharks), and, of course, a pair of star-crossed lovers caught between.
White Chicks (2004) is a buddy cop movie written and produced by Marlon and Shawn Wayans, who also star in the film. The plot largely revolves around whiteface drag, as the Wayans brothers, who are African American, play undercover FBI agents disguised as white women. They are going, says the trailer, “where no black man has gone before.” Although the film reviewed extremely poorly, it fared well at the box office has remained popular on broadcast cable.