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Gillian Anderson wants you to share your deepest fantasies for her new sex book

The actress is collating her own XXX-files

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

Gillian Anderson wants you. Well, more specifically, she wants your sexual fantasies for a new book she's compiling titled ‘Dear Gillian’.

Inspired by Nancy Friday’s 1973 book ‘My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies’ which she read while prepping to play Sex Education’s sex therapist Jean Milburn, Anderson is putting together a compendium of anonymous letters that ‘explore how women really think about sex’ in ‘one ‘generation-defining’ book.

‘I am asking for letters in any language, describing your most intimate, private sexual fantasies,’ The Crown and The X-Files star writes in a column for The Guardian. ‘Simply open your letter with “Dear Gillian,”  and let your imagination run wild. I will, of course, also share my own.’

‘I want women across the world, and all of you who identify intrinsically as women now – queer, heterosexual and bisexual, non-binary, transgender, polyamorous – all of you, old and young, whatever your religion, and married, single or other, to write to me and tell me what you think about when you think about sex.’

If you’re up for sharing your deepest fantasies with the Iron Lady, she and publisher Bloomsbury Publishing are looking for letters of between 1000 and 2500 words filed via the official ‘Dear Gillian’ website before midnight GMT on February 28. 

There is a cooling-off period for these red-hot letters: submissions can be withdrawn up until March 28.

Needless to say, ‘illegal, harmful and inappropriate material’ is not eligible for submission, and neither is anything that references or identifies real people. You can’t include any copywrited material either (ie content from films, books or TV shows), so any Scully and Mulder fanfic will end up on the rejected pile. 

Head to the ‘Dear Gillian’ website to find out more. 

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