Elektra Luxx Trailer: Knocked Up, Porn Star Edition

With all of the attention on Charlie Sheen and his porn star collective these days, it is a little coincidental that Myriad Pictures is just now releasing a trailer for Electra Luxx, its upcoming film about a porn actress who retires after getting knocked up by a big entertainment star. Unlike Sheen's sleazy bleach blonds though, who leave the actor's house and head either directly to the bank or to the tabloids, Electra Luxx's titular character (played by the smart Carla Gugino), seems to be complex, level-headed and just as capable of human emotion as she is of seduction.

The upcoming comedy from Snakes on a Plane scribe (and Gugino's real-life boyfriend) Sebastian Gutierrez, is a sequel to his 2009 flick, Women in Trouble which detailed the lives of ten different women living in Los Angeles, one of which was Elektra Luxx.

In the new film, due out in March, Luxx packs up her kinky costumes and tries to make a legitimate living by teaching sex classes to bored housewives at a community center. That somewhat normal existence is thrown out of whack though when a mysterious flight attendant (Marley Shelton) asks Luxx for a favor. Private investigators, jokes about dumb porn stars (a colleague asks the pregnant Luxx if the baby is hers) and life lessons from a reformed sex actress ensue. Oh, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt tags along as a smooth-talking sex blogger whose mom harasses him on Skype, and who nerds out while feeling up a fast food worker played by Malin Akerman.

VERDICT: A perfect rental for a rainy day at the rehab facility.



Comments

  • Anon says:

    Women in Trouble was a surprisingly funny and touching film... several characters are reprised here... I'm looking forward to it!

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