NETFLIX Review: Elektra Luxx (2010)

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 fiancée. Elektra reluctantly agrees to do this favour, setting in motion a series of hilarious events which will see her come face to face with detectives, sex bloggers, emotionally unstable neighbours and the Virgin Mary herself as she wrestles with the prospect of motherhood and tries to become a person of substance.

A film I fully remember seeing the trailer and had my attention, I wasn’t aware that this was a sequel to the first film ‘Women in Trouble’ (which I haven’t seen).

But I found it a bit of a disappointing mess, even with the decent cast that includes Gordon-Levitt. Carla Gugino looked fantastic and was amusing to see some other random actors pop-up but this was still bad and forgettable.

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