ELEKTRA LUXX (starring Carla Gugino) finally gets a release date, and a trailer!

ELEKTRA LUXX (starring Carla Gugino) finally gets a release date, and a trailer!

Last year at the South by Southwest Film Festival, one of the more memorable films I had the pleasure of seeing was the Sebastian Gutierrez comedy ELEKTRA LUXX, starring the absolutely stunning Carla Gugino as a former porn star who has abandoned the career that made her famous to become a sexual educator… oh, and she’s pregnant. The supporting cast is packed with familiar faces, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt (in a scene-stealing performance), Marley Shelton (PLANET TERROR), Timothy Olyphant (JUSTIFIED), Adrianne Palicki (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Emmanuelle Chriqui (ENTOURAGE), and Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN). This film is a follow-up to 2009’s WOMEN IN TROUBLE, also by Gutierrez, and also starring most of the same principle cast members. Now I never saw WOMEN IN TROUBLE, but despite that, I had no problem enjoying ELEKTRA LUXX quite a bit. It’s a strange but funny film, quirky in its storytelling and inspired in its execution. While definitely not for everyone, those who enjoy adult comedies, or have a fondness for the good old fashioned sex comedies of the 1980’s will undoubtedly find several moments of enjoyment in the film. Check out the trailer below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments. Also, if you never saw it, take a look at our ELEKTRA LUXX red carpet coverage from SXSW 2010, featuring Gugino, Akerman, and Chriqui… looking amazing.

Synopsis: Recently retired from the adult film industry, superstar Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino) is pregnant with the child of late rock star Nick Chapel. She is trying to make ends meet by teaching a community college sex education class aimed at housewives when a figure from her past, flight attendant Cora (Marley Shelton), approaches her with a proposition. In exchange for the (stolen) lyrics to Nick Chapel’s last record, all of which is about Elektra, Cora needs Elektra to seduce her fiancee. Elektra reluctantly agrees to do this favor, setting in motion a series of hilarious events which will see her come face to face with detectives, sex bloggers, emotionally unstable neighbors and the Virgin Mary herself as she wrestles with the prospect of motherhood and tries to become a person of substance.

ELEKTRA LUXX opens March 11, 2011

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.