‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ writer Damon Lindelof has apologised to fans for Alice Eve’s “gratuitous” underwear scene in JJ Abram’s new 'Trek' sequel.
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Eve, who plays the Enterprise's excellent science officer Dr. Carol Marcus, is one of only two major female figures in the ‘Trek’ movie. So, the decision to have the brainy scientist appear “barely clothed" prompted many female fans to accuse filmmakers of sexually objectifying the character.
Lindelof, who also co-wrote 'Prometheus' and TV series 'Lost', issued the apology via his Twitter account, taking full responsibility for the scene:
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.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) May 20, 2013
We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies.Do not want to make light of something that some construe as mysogenistic.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) May 20, 2013
What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) May 20, 2013
Also, I need to learn how to spell "misogynistic."— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) May 20, 2013
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