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astro
10-19-2008, 07:07 PM
Not a very Brady thing to do! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3201456/Brady-Bunch-star-Maureen-McCormick-traded-sex-for-drugs.html)

Kind of a surprise. I never heard a peep about this.

In a tell-all memoir Maureen McCormick, who played the eldest daughter Marcia Brady on the long-running sit-com about the wholesome "blended" family of a "man named Brady", says her life became the polar opposite of her character.

"I had played Marcia Brady for five years. But I wasn't her in any way, shape or form. She was perfect. I was anything but that," McCormick writes.

The book, called "Here's the Story," is the latest in a string of revelations about the TV family after the disclosure that Bob Reed, the actor who played the on-screen father, was a closeted homosexual who later contracted AIDS.

In her book, McCormick, now 52, tells how she got deeper and deeper into Hollywood's drug scene - even after a powerful producer threatened to stop her working in Tinseltown.

"I sought refuge in seemingly glamorous cocaine dens above Hollywood. I thought I would find answers there, while in reality I was simply running farther from myself. From there, I spiralled downward on a path of self-destruction that cost me my career and very nearly my life," she writes.

Heffalump and Roo
10-19-2008, 07:14 PM
From the story, the part about trading drugs for sex didn't sound like it involved a lot of people.

McCormick says she traded sex for drugs with a Hollywood cocaine dealer who later went to jail, and once allowed an older man she met at the Playboy Mansion to videotape her naked in exchange for drugs.

It sounds like she did it with one person and had some isolated incidents with it. The headline seems misleading if this is all the story is about.

astro
10-19-2008, 07:27 PM
Well.. it's possible it was a one off, but based on her self described history of being a long term, strung out, very hardcore coke addict I don't think I'd bet my ranch that she traded her pussy for blow once and once only.

Wile E
10-19-2008, 08:02 PM
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

sinjin
10-19-2008, 08:16 PM
And the evil Mrsin says as I read him this tread: "Sex for drugs? I get sex and drugs? What's the downside, win, win." Look out SkaldtR, if MrSin becomes a member you might have a run for your evilness. And he's collecting nuclear bees.

Cunctator
10-19-2008, 08:19 PM
McCormick, now 52Does this make anyone else feel old?

Alice The Goon
10-19-2008, 08:55 PM
I had some sympathy for her the first time she came out with her "revelations" a few years ago. Then she went on Celebrity Fat Club. Then it was Dr. Phil with some teary drama about her dad and her brothers. Now I'm thinking Maureen McCormick ain't nothing but a drama queen attention whore who's always looking to make a buck off her past and the private business of her ex-coworkers. Go 'way, Marcia!

Terrifel
10-19-2008, 09:55 PM
I guess anyone who was depicted on the Wall O' Faces qualifies as a "Brady Bunch star?" Which would disqualify Sam the Butcher, and Tiger, and the Hawaiian tiki god. Did Cousin Oliver ever make the Wall?

Sherwood Schwartz had a definite knack for closed-system, hellish Existentialist-style sitcoms in which the stars outnumbered the supporting characters. Frankly I am astounded that the kids all somehow made it to adulthood, a fact which I can only attribute to the benevolent all-encompassing aura of Davy Jones.

Gatopescado
10-19-2008, 11:44 PM
I had the chick from "Different Strokes" proposition me for a $500 blowjob. She eventually got down to $20.

Wile E
10-20-2008, 12:01 AM
Does this make anyone else feel old?

A little, but she's still older than me and that makes me feel slightly better.

Tenebras
10-20-2008, 12:02 AM
What did you spend the twenty on?

DfrntBreign
10-20-2008, 12:11 AM
What did you spend the twenty on?
:D:D:D
This made me laugh waaay more than it deserved.

what'd ya spend the 20 on? heh heh heh

BigBertha
10-20-2008, 12:36 AM
Wonder how well a book by a former child star would sell it they had a wonderful, normal life?
Has it ever been done?
I may chekc it out at the library, anything in there about a tryst between her and David Cassidy?

Sublight
10-20-2008, 02:07 AM
Mom always said, don't shoot smack in the house.

Mtgman
10-20-2008, 03:21 AM
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/24/earlyshow/contributors/jesscagle/main3291112.shtml")According to the New York Post, McCormick is going to reveal that she had an affair with her TV sister, Jan, played by actress Eve Plumb in "Here's the Story." The book is scheduled to come out in 2008.

The book's publisher, HarperCollins imprint William Morrow, denies that McCormick will reveal an affair with Plumb. Enjoy,
Steven

Euthanasiast
10-20-2008, 03:58 AM
Holy crap! All this time I had her confused with Christine Taylor (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3780875264/nm0852132)! I was thinking, "Man, Marcia Brady aged well and still has it!" She looks so much like her!

Another small skirmish fought against ignorance.

Euthanasiast
10-20-2008, 04:06 AM
And now I think I see why. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112572/)

:smack:

Well, at least I have something to contribute to the next, "Stupid things you didn't know or just recently figured out." thread.

Yeah, just that one thing. :)

TommyTutone
10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
I had the chick from "Different Strokes" proposition me for a $500 blowjob. She eventually got down to $20.

Charlotte Rae?!?!

corkboard
10-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Wait- I would swear the 'lesbian tryst between McCormick and Plumb' story already came out, like a couple years ago. At least, it's been in the spank bank for that long.

Does Marsha come out with a new tell-all book every 2 years?

Spoke
10-20-2008, 09:29 AM
Does Marsha come out with a new tell-all book every 2 years?

Or whenever the blow runs out.

Skald the Rhymer
10-20-2008, 11:50 AM
And the evil Mrsin says as I read him this tread: "Sex for drugs? I get sex and drugs? What's the downside, win, win." Look out SkaldtR, if MrSin becomes a member you might have a run for your evilness. And he's collecting nuclear bees.

First, it's "evilitude," not evilness. Second, I've moved on to acid-spitting turkeys, as they also excrete acid into--well, never mind. You'll all find out at Thanksgiving. Third...um, actually I had two things.

Sampiro
10-20-2008, 01:31 PM
Meanwhile, the estate of the actor who played Sam the Butcher on the Brady Bunch has released his posthumous memoir, Got Your Sausage Right Here, Babe!, in which he reveals he once traded drugs for sex.

ASAKMOTSD
10-20-2008, 01:47 PM
On one occasion, she took amyl nitrate pills, or "poppers", from a bowl on the coffee table at a party at Sammy Davis Jr's Los Angeles home.

Umm - isn't amyl nitrate in pill form used to lower blood pressure? "Amyl nitrate poppers" refers to a liquid inhalant, doesn't it?

Harmonious Discord
10-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Millions of people have traded sex for drugs over the centuries so what's new? Same old same old.

An Arky
10-20-2008, 02:35 PM
Yeah; now if she had traded Cindy for drugs, that would've been something to write about.

Sigmagirl
10-20-2008, 02:40 PM
And we all thought Tiger ran off that one time, but really . . .

Skald the Rhymer
10-20-2008, 02:45 PM
Yeah; now if she had traded Cindy for drugs, that would've been something to write about.

Uh, she did. The cartel gave Cindy back and demanded a refund.

Jan they might have kept, as she grew up to be a hottie. But Cindy--who could tolerate Cindy?

(Even though she is the centerpiece of the show's one non-sucky episode.)

Ethilrist
10-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Does this make anyone else feel old?

Especially after seeing how she looks at 52...

Cluricaun
10-20-2008, 03:23 PM
The thing that really gets me is that for years I've considered Barry "I used to be Greg Brady" Williams as pretty pathetic for all his "Hey, I used to be Greg Brady" books and real estate deals and public whoring, but after this book and Christopher Knight going on VH1 and revealing himself to be an utter mimbo after hooking up with that crazy chick I guess I have to take back all those things about Barry Williams. Good on ya Barry.

Unless it turns out that Mike Lookinland smuggles meth into bording schools for the Hells Angels and eats puppies or something.

neutron star
10-20-2008, 04:44 PM
All this time I had her confused with Christine Taylor (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3780875264/nm0852132)! I had such a crush on her when I was about 11 and she was the camp counselor on Hey Dude.

Regarding the OP, I do have to admit that the thought of a coke-fueled night of non-stop sex with '70s-era Marsha Brady might end up clouding my thoughts for the next couple days or so.

An Arky
10-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Uh, she did. The cartel gave Cindy back and demanded a refund.

Jan they might have kept, as she grew up to be a hottie. But Cindy--who could tolerate Cindy?

(Even though she is the centerpiece of the show's one non-sucky episode.)

I forget which one that one was...

My fave was always the time Bobby lied about being terminally ill in order to get Joe Namath to come over to the house to toss the football around, then the dad comes home and he and Joe have hot, sweaty 69 on the astroturf lawn.

Bricker
10-20-2008, 05:19 PM
I had the chick from "Different Strokes" proposition me for a $500 blowjob. She eventually got down to $20.

My sarcasm/non sequiter meter is broken.

You don't mean this literally, do you?

Sublight
10-20-2008, 09:49 PM
Unless it turns out that Mike Lookinland smuggles meth into bording schools for the Hells Angels and eats puppies or something.

How about a drunk driving arrest in Utah? (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/lookinlandmug1.html)

Sampiro
10-20-2008, 10:51 PM
I forget which one that one was...

My fave was always the time Bobby lied about being terminally ill in order to get Joe Namath to come over to the house to toss the football around

Shamelessly reincarnated later into an episode of Diff'rent Strokes with Arnold subbing for Peter and Muhammad Ali for Joe Namath.

Rilchiam
10-20-2008, 11:41 PM
Reggie Jackson, IIRC.

Vinyl Turnip
10-21-2008, 01:38 PM
I had the chick from "Different Strokes" proposition me for a $500 blowjob. She eventually got down to $20.My sarcasm/non sequiter meter is broken.

You don't mean this literally, do you?

If so, I'm shocked to hear that Dana Plato was a tranny.

Tenebras
10-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Shamelessly reincarnated later into an episode of Diff'rent Strokes with Arnold subbing for Peter and Muhammad Ali for Joe Namath.

It would be so much more satisfying if he had pretended to be terminally ill and then Muhammad Ali showed up and beat the shit out of him.

Gatopescado
10-21-2008, 02:57 PM
My sarcasm/non sequiter meter is broken.

You don't mean this literally, do you?

True story.

I lived in Vegas and had a buddy that worked at a radio station. This was about the time Plato got busted for robbing a video store. The morning crew at the same station had her on a few times for "comic relief".

Long story short: I was at an event hosted by the station. She was there, too. She thought her "celebrity" status made her a high-doller escort, when in actuality she was a $20 Ho. She was pretty nasty.

She dropped her price amazingly fast. Must have been pretty hard-up, so to speak.

And now she's dead.

Quercus alba
10-21-2008, 09:22 PM
Yeah; now if she had traded Cindy for drugs, that would've been something to write about.

What about trading sex with Cindy for drugs?

BrainGlutton
10-21-2008, 10:23 PM
Many trade sex for money and money for drugs. It's impressive that McCormick, even at her young age, was savvy enough to cut out the middle step. More economically efficient. Why can't today's teen stars show some business sense, dammit?!

Chimera
10-22-2008, 12:43 AM
Me, I'd happily trade some sex for some.....er, sex. :p

Sampiro
10-22-2008, 01:00 AM
True story.

I lived in Vegas and had a buddy that worked at a radio station. This was about the time Plato got busted for robbing a video store. The morning crew at the same station had her on a few times for "comic relief".

Long story short: I was at an event hosted by the station. She was there, too. She thought her "celebrity" status made her a high-doller escort, when in actuality she was a $20 Ho. She was pretty nasty.

She dropped her price amazingly fast. Must have been pretty hard-up, so to speak.

And now she's dead.

Moving ever further off-topic, one of my personal Favorite Moments in the History of Pious Tastelessness was the National Enquirer when it covered her death. Her husband, a man she'd recently married, took a picture of her either as she was dying or just after she died (they were living in a RV and she'd just visited her son) and tried to sell it to various tabloids. Similar to the blow job incident he started in the million dollar range and soon moved down into the "how bout I put it on a T-shirt for $50?" range, but there were no takers.

The Enquirer was one of the rags he approached of course and they had an article about the tastelessness and horribleness (if that's a word) of his actions. They did not buy the picture.

Beneath the article was an "artist rendering" of him taking it though.:rolleyes:

Beware of Doug
10-22-2008, 01:05 AM
Me, I'd happily trade some sex for some.....er, sex. :p:rolleyes: What a quaint concept. What do you think this is, the Summer of Love?

Bricker
10-22-2008, 01:12 AM
True story.

I lived in Vegas and had a buddy that worked at a radio station. This was about the time Plato got busted for robbing a video store. The morning crew at the same station had her on a few times for "comic relief".

Long story short: I was at an event hosted by the station. She was there, too. She thought her "celebrity" status made her a high-doller escort, when in actuality she was a $20 Ho. She was pretty nasty.

She dropped her price amazingly fast. Must have been pretty hard-up, so to speak.

And now she's dead.

Wow.

If it's not too nosy... how did the conversation begin? I mea, here you both are at the radio station's shebang... how does she get the subject onto "Do you want a pricey blowjob?"

Sampiro
10-22-2008, 01:31 AM
Steering back onto topic, I think Maureen McCormick could have gotten the $500.

For the few who haven't seen it, here's a chance to hear her sing the word "fucking" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl2RPUxq5-Y). It's also worthy for a "crappy movies that had one good moment [and that at the very end]" thread. If you want to skip to Maureen it's at 0:57. (The bigger surprise is that Leif Garret's not a bad singer, or how many "born agains" don't mind swearing to music for money, and I still don't/never did understand how Jeff Conaway or Eddie Mecca are former child stars.)