January 6, 2009

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

Maureen McCormick ("Marcia" from The Brady Bunch) has a new autobiography in bookstores now. Here’s the Story (great title by the way) details McCormick’s battles with depression, an eating disorder, weight gain, and a lifetime trying to live up to the image of her perfect alter-ego. Among the startling revelations in her tell-all:

  • She had sex in a pool with TV brother and co-star Barry Williams.
  • Her mother and grandmother both suffered from syphilis, causing Maureen to have a decades-long fear that she too had the disease and that it would someday cause her insanity and eventual death.
  • She was drug addict who was once so coked up, she blew an interview with Steven Spielberg and a role in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Damn... Who knew America's most clean-cut TV family had so many real-life skeletons in their closet? Mike Brady was gay; Greg wanted to do his mom; Marcia was a druggie… What’ll we learn next? Maybe the family mutt "Tiger" was involved a dog-fighting ring? Or that guy who played Sam the Butcher once lost it during filming, went Sweeney Todd and tried to grind Alice into mincemeat?

Well anyway, we were seriously digging on Marcia during that last season of TBB and we still love her. 

No comments: