Actress Alyssa Milano is using humour to draw attention to the escalating conflict in Syria by filming a spoof sex tape for comedy website FunnyorDie.com.
In the clip, the former Charmed star and political activist appears to be making a steamy home video with a sexy lover while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico, but just as things start to get hot and heavy, she accidentally knocks the camera, turning it to face the TV as a special report on the crisis in Syria is broadcast.
Milano hopes her cheeky film will encourage fans to read up about the ongoing fighting between government troops and rebel forces as world leaders join the call for military action to put an end to President Bashar al-Assad's oppressive regime following the government's suspected use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians last week (ends30Aug13).
Discussing the purpose of her 'sex tape' with MotherJones.com, she says, "If people end up learning something about the crisis in Syria that's a good thing - even if I had to do a sex tape to lure them in."
Getting serious on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "4M (million) + kids are now affected by the brutal conflict in Syria. Support @UNICEFUSA's efforts to help ChildrenOfSyria (sic)".