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It's Carla Gugino in “Elektra Luxx,” the Sequel to a Movie No One Saw

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    Carla Gugino plays a retired porn star, pregnant with her dead rocker boyfriend's baby, who agrees to seduce another woman's husband in return for the lyrics to her ex's last, unpublished, album.

    Every now and again you run across a film with a cast full of people you like, and you get all excited. Then you learn who directed it, when it was actually and made what exactly the plot is and you realize that maybe it's not so good. "Elektra Luxx" is just such a film.

    Carla Gugino stars in the title role, as an ex-porn star pregnant by her dead rocker boyfriend. Desperate for cash, she starts teaching sex ed at a community college, until one day she's approached by a strange woman who wants Luxx to seduce her husband in exchange for the briefcase containing the lyrics to the rocker's final album.

    In addition to Gugino, the film stars Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Malin Akerman, Timothy Olyphant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt- - so now you're thinking, "How bad can it be?"

    Well, consider this: "Elektra Luxx," which was finished a year ago, is a sequel to "Women in Trouble," which took in $18,097 at the box office. And there's a third film on the way, "Girl Walks Into a Bar."

    Finally, "Elektra Luxx" was written and directed by Gugino's manfriend, Sebastian Gutierrez who you've never heard of and whose biggest success was "Rise: Blood Hunter."

    At the end of the day this whole project--right down to this post--is just a wildly convoluted excuse to post footage of Gugino in fishnets.