Women from all around the world are encouraged to get in touch with Gillian Anderson anonymously to discuss their sexual dreams.
In a video uploaded on Instagram, Anderson, who portrays outspoken sex therapist Jean Milburn in the popular Netflix series “Sex Education,” announced that she is “launching a huge examination of women and sex.”
The 54-year-old actress, who was lounging in a burgundy armchair, encouraged ladies to submit her their “most personal wants” for a book she claimed to be “curating.”
“As women, we know that sex is about more than simply sex, yet so many of us don’t talk about it,” the Golden Globe winner remarked. Our most secretive worries and fantasies are kept hidden within us. Until the key is presented by someone ” The key is right here. I’m compiling a book of the anonymous letters you sent me. A book examining how women view sex as necessary since sex touches on issues such as motherhood and womanhood, consent and respect, fairness and egalitarianism, love and hate, pleasure and agony, betrayal and exploitation, and many more.”
The question posed to the audience was, “Do you have a secret desire you would only share with individuals you “most trusted”?”
“Wherever you come from, whether you’re 18 or 80, you sleep with men or women or non-binary people or all of them or none at all,” the British-American actress continued. I’m curious about your deepest aspirations. Let’s start a dialogue and produce something revelatory together.
Participants were instructed to use the “Dear Gillian” salutation and transmit their letters through the secure channel listed in their Instagram accounts.
This week, Anderson, who gained notoriety in the 1990s for her role as agent Dana Scully in “The X-Files,” published a piece in The Guardian outlining the reasoning behind her odd request.
She referenced the work of Nancy Friday, “My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies,” which she claimed was “innovative, even shocking,” and which went on to become “mandatory reading for everyone, a multimillion-copy global bestseller, a classic.”
Anderson claimed that she just read the novel in 2018, in order to prepare for playing Milburn, despite the fact that it was released in 1973.
“Its raw, brutal honesty shook me,” Anderson remarked.
Anderson noted that she had been asked numerous times since the debut of “Sex Education” whether women try to confide their sexual secrets and issues in her.
They don’t, she explained. This is ultimately what inspired me to write a book that would be revelatory, meaningful, and inclusive to all people—a “My Secret Garden” for the 21st century if you will.
“Gillian Anderson’s editorship will help us bring in a wide range of letters from all parts of the world,” Bloomsbury Trade chief Alexis Kirschbaum said in a press on Thursday. “I cannot wait to read the letters she selects to include in her collection.”