The Word: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ producer is sorry for Alice Eve’s underwear scene

Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto play lovebirds Uhura and Spock in "Star Trek Into Darkness." Credit: Zade Rosenthal
Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto play lovebirds Uhura and Spock in “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Credit: Zade Rosenthal

“Star Trek Into Darkness” producer Damon Lindelof has heard fans’ complaints about the film’s gratuitous female skin. And you know what? He thinks they’re right on the money.

The new “Star Trek” film, which opened last weekend, has some fans riled up because of a scene in which Alice Eve, who plays Dr. Carol Marcus (who? Well, exactly.) wanders around seminude while talking to Captain Kirk (Chris Pine). Many are calling the scene unnecessary and misogynistic, and Lindelof took to Twitter to admit they’ve got a point.

“I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress,” Lindelof tweeted.

He does claim that they’re equal opportunity objectifiers, at least. “We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe as mysogenistic.”

Oh, so Lindelof stripped down Chris Pine because he finds him smoking hot? I sort of doubt that. It’s great that Lindelof’s taking responsibility for his film’s misogyny, but it might be a little more reassuring if he could at least spell the word.

“Also, I need to learn how to spell ‘misogynistic.’” OK, maybe he really is listening to our concerns.


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