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.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Gunther from 'Friends' talks Central Perk

We spoke with Gunther (James Michael Tyler) at the preview for new pop-up Central Perk, based on the cafe in "Friends."

Local

Central Perk opens in SoHo

Central Perk, of "Friends" fame, is giving out free coffee in SoHo through Oct. 18.

National

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Anheuser-Busch chastised the NFL for its handling of domestic violence cases, making it the first major advertiser to put pressure on the league.

Local

Sen. Krueger dishes on prospect of legal marijuana…

New Yorkers may see the legalization of recreational marijuana use as early as 2015 if State Senator Liz Krueger (D) gets her way. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act will…

Music

FREEMAN makes Freeman a free man from Ween

For nearly 30 years, Aaron Freeman was known endearingly to his listeners as Gene Ween. But with "FREEMAN," he makes it clear that he's gone somewhere else.

Television

'Outlander' recap: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Garrison…

Whipping, punching, kicking and a marriage contract. "Outlander" is not for the faint of heart this week with "The Garrison Commander."

The Word

The Word: Hey girl, it's a girl for…

It's a girl for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a daughter last Friday, according to Us Weekly. The super-private couple managed to…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 16: 'New Girl,'…

Check out the season premiere of "New Girl," as Jess competes with Jessica Biel for a guy's attentions.

MLB

5 top contenders for NL Rookie of the…

The outing rekindled award talk for deGrom, who appears to hold the top spot for NL Rookie of the Year honors. Metro breaks down a few other contenders.

College

College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)

College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)

NFL

Tom Coughlin says Giants 'beat themselves' against Cardinals

Head coach Tom Coughlin, who had a day to cool off and reflect, still sounded like he had a gnawing feeling in his gut.

NFL

Marty Mornhinweg accepts blame for Jets timeout fiasco

Jets fans looking for a scapegoat for Sunday’s timeout fiasco found a willing party on Monday: Marty Mornhinweg.

Style

Rachel Zoe: New York Fashion Week Spring 15

Rachel Zoe goes 'Glam bohemia' for Spring.

Food

Where to find SweeTango apples

Introduced in 2009, SweeTango — a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar — is a sweet apple with plenty of crunch.

Style

London Fashion Week recap

London Fashion week gets in on the action with politics, heritage and summertime living.

Food

Padma Lakshmi's recipe for green mango curry

Padma Lakshmi shares her recipe for green mango curry in UNICEF's new book, "UNICHEF."