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.
- Sebastian Gutierrez
- Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Malin Akerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It isn't clever enough to be even momentarily diverting, and it's about as sexy as oatmeal.Rex Reed, New York Observer, 03.09.2011
While milking humor and pathos from porn is a fine idea, Elektra Luxx is too reverent to land any real punches.Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, 03.08.2011
Has some scattered witty notions, but it is not funny.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 03.11.2011
Despite the fine thesping seen in this innocuous piece of fluff, the whole amounts to less than the sum of its parts.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 03.10.2011