ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman and Emmanuelle Chriqui about starring in writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez’s Elektra Luxx, opening in theaters on March 11.

In the film, recently retired adult film superstar Elektra Luxx (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.

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“Elektra Luxx” is the second entry in a planned trilogy from filmmaker Sebastian Gutierrez. “Women in Trouble,” the first in the trilogy, premiered at South By Southwest last year and “Elektra” followed suit this year. The first movie followed a large group of women in Los Angeles who were either hiding or discovering secrets in their lives. The follow-up narrows the focus somewhat, to the titular porn actress (played by Carla Gugino) and how an unexpected pregnancy brings complications into her life.

MTV’s Josh Horowitz sat down with stars Malin Akerman and Emmanuelle Chriqui in Austin during SXSW and he asked them about the experience of shooting a movie with such a strong cast of female performers.

“[It’s] exciting on so many levels,” Chriqui said. “Exciting because, yes it’s empowering, it’s all us women. But we’re also really close friends that have sort of met along the years in the business. So with all our crazy schedules, to come together and to be able to do something that you can really sink your teeth into and celebrate each other is, to me, one of the best parts of doing what we do.”

Akerman echoed her co-stars words, expressing nothing but praise for the film’s director. “Sebastian has a knack for writing great roles for women,” she said. “He’s such a good writer, such a good director and has this ability to get amazing women together to star in his films. So it’s just so amazing to be a part of this project.”

In addition to Gugino, Akerman and Chriqui, “Elektra Luxx” also features the talents of Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”), Marley Shelton (“Grindhouse”) and Christine Lakin. There are also a few guys in the movie, including two who add some more star power to the cast: Timothy Olyphant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There’s no wide release date yet for “Elektra Luxx,” but keep checking MTV.com for the latest updates.

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