Brady Sisters Feud Over Lesbian 'Joke'

Former friends in tiff over lesbian joke
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 9:15 AM CDT
'The Brady Bunch,' circa 1972. Top row (left to right) Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight; bottom row: Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Robert Reed, and Susan Olsen.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Marcia and Jan Brady—or rather, the actors who played them—have had a falling-out over their nonexistent lesbian love affair, reports the New York Post. Maureen McCormick recently blogged that Eve Plumb won’t attend a Brady Bunch reunion on Oprah—possibly because of “the joke I made a few years ago that we’d had a lesbian love affair. I made the joke to be funny.”

McCormick also made the joke “for shock value,” she wrote, and possibly for another reason—it was just before her autobiography was published, and the book then achieved best-seller status. For her part, Plumb’s agent denies any bad blood: “No one from Oprah called. We haven’t turned down anything. There is no feud.”