Gabrielle Anwar just started shooting the final episode of USA Network's long-running hit Burn Notice in Miami today, but she's already booked her next project. She'll be co-producing and co-directing as well as appearing in a documentary about an unquestionably hot topic: the vagina.
"In my opinion, the vagina is just a delicious, delightful, very serious and incredibly funny part of the body," says Anwar, who'll make the film along with ex-Dynasty vixen Catherine Oxenberg. "We'll be shooting it in the fall, and my father [Tariq Anwar] will be cutting it. He's a very sophisticated film editor [The King's Speech, American Beauty], but I'm not sure how he's going to handle this subject matter. I guess we'll find out."
Wait, there's more: "We'll also be launching an educational website so people can learn these techniques we're trying to teach women and men in order for women to fulfill their greatest power potential and feel their deepest bliss," says Anwar. "It's going to be an all-consuming — excuse the pun — fabulous time."
Anwar and Oxenberg will interview 30 to 40 experts in the fields of gynecology, Taoism, shamanism and tantra. "I don't know if we're going to get Sting, although he is a friend of my father, so maybe I can wangle my way in," she says. "But we might get his wife, Trudie Styler, and we're definitely interviewing their tantric instructor."
Anwar hopes to reach a mainstream audience with the film. "It's not just for New Age hippies and Indian women," she says. As for a title, "we're toying with the idea of The Velvet Curtain, which I rather like," Anwar says. "It's sexy but it's also very poetic. There's been vulgarity surrounding this subject matter — it's either Dr. Ruth or porn. There's got to be some middle ground that has some sophistication, intrigue and sexuality. So hopefully we'll find that middle ground and surf our way quite nicely through the labia and beyond."
The final episode of Burn Notice airs Sept. 12 at 9/8c on USA Network.