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Glen or Glenda (1953) Legendary actor/writer/director Ed Wood made some bad movies, but he made an even worse woman.

Martin Lawrence revives his Big Momma character for the third time this month in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. But he’s hardly the first to score big dividends by dressing in drag. Long before the creation of computer-generated Na’vi, putting a man in pantyhose was one of cinema’s original special effects. Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable instances in movie history.