The late, great comedienne was known for tearing into vapid celebrities, fellow Tonight Show guests, red-carpet offenders and hecklers with a vicious, venomous wit. But surprisingly, Joan Rivers' one-and-done turn as a filmmaker was comparatively tamer than her take-no-prisoners stand-up act — it's the story of the world's first pregnant man, as played by fellow comedian-turned-auteur Billy Crystal. Yes, it's as weird as it sounds. Possibly even weirder.
The Must-See: Can we talk about Rabbit Test (1978)? It's an idea ripe for sending up the era's gender politics, and the scenes, gags and transitions have no small amount of off-kilter energy to them. The comedy's Carol Burnett Show-esque direction doesn't do the movie any favors, however, and cameos from Seventies stalwarts like Paul Lynde and George Gobel detrimentally carbon-date it. Rivers' insult-heavy act felt timeless; Rabbit Test, on the other hand, has not aged well.