‘Elektra Luxx’: Even smutty dialogue can become monotonous

Maybe it’s because comedy routines tend not to be as funny the second time around, but in some ways Elektra Luxx is a disappointment. It’s not the clear advance that an indulgent viewer of its predecessor Women in Trouble might have hoped for. Read more [...]

Women in Trouble (2009)

From writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez, a portrait of a porn star whose career has peaked: Women in Trouble follows a day in the life of Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino) as she discovers she’s pregnant and gives up the adult-film biz. Gutierrez is no scold or scourge of the porn industry, more like a guy who wants to have his cheesecake and eat it, too. Read more [...]