Lesbian Joke Divides Marcia And Jan Brady?

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Maureen McCormick decries Eve Plumb's distancing of herself. Fears it's over joke.

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A headline on the FoxNews website reads: 'Marcia Brady' Says 'Jan' Won't Talk to Her Over 'Lesbian Affair.'

Apparently, Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the iconic show The Brady Brunch, is upset that her (formerly) close friend, Eve Plumb, has cut her out of her life. McCormick has said that Plumb, who played Jan Brady on the show, is trying to distance herself from McCormick and The Brady Bunch.

The kicker?

McCormick believes it is over a joke she told that she and Plumb had a lesbian affair during the taping of the show. And according to McCormick, Plumb has gone so far as to refuse to appear on none-other-than The Oprah Winfrey Show in a reunion with the other cast members. Michael Jackson Was A Gay Crossdresser?

McCormick wrote on her blog at fancast.com:

All of us said yes except for one person, Eve Plumb, who used to be my best friend but now apparently wants to distance herself from the show and, most troubling, from me ... 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.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! What are we every going to do with you? According to Foxnews.com, the joke was made preceding the release of McCormick's autobiography, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice. The book became a bestseller.

However, while the lesbian affair might have been a joke, it might not have been out of character for the rambunctious teen during the taping of, and in the years after, The Brady Bunch. In her autobiography, McCormick comes clean about things such as her drug use, abortions, sex life and most tellingly—a relationship with TV brother Greg Brady (aka Barry Williams.)

Despite this attention from McCormick, Plumb's agent downplayed any hard feelings between the two, saying that Plumb never got an invite from Oprah.