Think Bad Girls Club, but with a significantly lower budget and a cast that is comprised entirely of studs. This is Hoochie Daddies.
On this reality TV show, eight gender non-conforming Black women from different parts of the country are put in one house in Jacksonville, Florida, where they compete for the title of “top hoochie daddy” along with a chain and a trip to Jamaica. Those are the actual prizes. On each episode, they compete in challenges to earn points, and the person with the most points at the end of the season wins. It’s probably worth noting that roughly half of the women on Hoochie Daddies are strippers/ adult entertainers.
The creator of the show, Crystal “Wootie” Hutchinson, doubles as the host. In the first episode, the contestants introduce themselves one at a time after Wootie yells “next hoochie daddy!” from the comfort of her couch. She then asks each of them if they are ready for season one– a completely unnecessary and time-consuming gesture.
Wootie is also the artist behind the Hoochie Daddies theme song which is featured heavily throughout the show. In fact, the contestants’ first challenge is to make Tik Tok videos to said song.
If you watch more than one episode, you will probably catch yourself singing along to lyrics like “Hoochie daddies, all the way live. Hoochie daddies come outside.”
Here’s a chart with basic information about each castmate:
Shortly after we meet our contestants, they go off to find their assigned beds. There are only so many real beds in the house, so Myia B gets an air mattress and Dykegod literally has to sleep on a cot in Taz’s closet. Taz lucks out with a king bed, and then tries to convince Dykegod that she’s lucky to have her own space (referring to the closet doors that Dykegod can close whenever she wants privacy). Oh, and then Taz proceeds to put her shoes in Dykegod’s room (read: closet). This would have been a good time for a fight, but nothing happened.
Later, the women do the aforementioned Tik Tok challenge, and it’s awkward because they are recording separate videos at the same time in the same kitchen. Studkvnng picks a fight with Fantise, claiming she stole her moves. Moyo finds a way to involve herself in the argument even though it has absolutely nothing to do with her. Next thing you know, Moyo chokes Studkvnng, and episode one ends on that fight.
This show’s biggest flaw is its editing or lack thereof. There are so many scenes that can be done without. For instance, the part of Taz’s introduction where she states that the show is going to be on Amazon Prime is left in, even though Hoochie Daddies is not on Prime.
Also, on the second episode, we see our hoochie daddies compete in a t-shirt designing contest for almost thirty minutes. Every excruciating detail is left in. However, the episode gets more interesting when the women leave the house for the first time and head to the club. We finally get to see some of their sexy dance performances and I truly have no complaints on that front.
While Hoochie Daddies certainly has its drawbacks, it also has its fun moments. And more importantly, it serves as a reminder that we all have the ability to create the content that we want to see in the world. That seems to be what Crystal “Wootie” Hutchinson has accomplished with this series.
Hoochie Daddies is available on Tubi for free.