This might be the ultimate answer to the lesbian drinking question “Marcia or Jan?”:
Marcia and Jan.
It looks like Oprah’s Brady Bunch reunion will be minus Eve Plumb, the actress that played Jan.
But the real reason is unknown.
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia on the show, says she thinks her costar may be upset over a joke she made about them having a girl-on-girl affair years ago.
McCormick, writing for Fancast.com, said the Brady kids were to reunite on Oprah this September for the 40th anniversary of the show. All of them accepted the invitation except Plumb, a move McCormick potentially attributed to the joke.
“Eve Plumb…used to be my best friend but now apparently wants to distance herself from the show and, most troubling, from me,” she wrote. “I have no idea why, unless she’s mad at the joke I made a few years ago that we’d had a lesbian love affair. I made the crack to be funny – and for shock value. I’m sorry if she took offense.
However, last year McCormick published a memoir, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice in which she candidly detailed all of the good and bad aspects of being a teen star and how she got caught up in a fast-paced, drug-fueled, star-studded Hollywood existence.
In fact, the book reveals so much that Marcia and Jan in a little teenage tangle doesn’t seem far fetched at all.
Internet sources are reporting that McCormick was all set to reveal a fling with Plumb, but McCormick says it was just a joke.
Plumb has participated in several Brady Bunch reunions. Most recently, In October, the group reunited to tape several episodes of a televised game show hosted by her Brady co-star Christopher Knight. All of the Brady siblings were there, except Maureen McCormick, who was on a book tour at the time.
Prior to the book’s publication, the National Enquirer was reporting that “The most explosive comments will be how the then-blonde, blue-eyed cutie developed a crush on Eve Plumb, which led to some sexual play. This book will certainly come as a shocker. While Maureen is not a lesbian, she reveals there were some sexual hijinks going on behind the scenes.”
I don’t think the book includes this revelation (please drop a comment if you’ve read it), but that doesn’t mean it was edited out prior to publication.
I’m sure that even a hint of possibility of Jan and Marcia rolling around together has a whole fleet of 40-something straight guys and gay women running off for some private time.
But whether the two of them were actually entangled or not, when two women can’t be at the same reunion at the same time and one of them says she’s “only joking” about a fling, it’s a dyke drama by definition.