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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Writer Apologizes For “Unnecessary” Underwear Scene

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There have been a lot of complaints about ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ since the film opened, one of them from female fans who felt that having character Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strip down to her bra and panties for no apparent reason was sexist. The complaints became too much for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ writer/producer Damon Lindelof who finally admitted the shot was “gratuitous” and “unnecessary.”

Do you agree?

Responding to criticism on Twitter, Lindelof admitted in a statement that the shot of Carol Marcus (a doctor, mind you) taking of her clothes on camera wasn’t in the best taste.

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…I do not want to make light of something that some construe as misogynistic. What I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future.

The response came after multiple ‘Star Trek’ fans (both male and female) took Lindelof to task on Twitter for the depiction of female characters in the film. For her part, Alice Eve seemed OK with it and told Celebuzz that, “I think we’re a more sexually aware culture now. In the original series, Shatner takes off his top and wrestles with Spock.” (But as many have pointed out, the shirtless Kirk scenes were adding a layer to that character as a vein man aware he’s attractive where little attention is paid to Marcus at all, aside from the underwear scene.)

But here’s the big question: do you think Lindelof should have apologized? Did you have a problem with Alice Eve in her underwear?

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