‘Star Trek’ Writer Damon Lindelof Regrets Alice Eve Lingerie Scene

Wed, May 22, 2013 7:37am EST by 12 Comments
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‘Stark Trek Into Darkness’ has come under fire after female character Dr. Carol Marcus stripped down into just her bra and underwear, seemingly for no reason. The film’s writer admits it was ‘gratuitous’ — do YOU agree?

As is typical in big Hollywood blockbusters, the sci fi thriller Star Trek into Darkness features a beautiful woman — Dr. Carol Marcus played by Alice Eve — stripping down into a skimpy bra and panty set. Movie reviewer Jill Pantozzi slammed the film for the misogynistic scene in a harsh online review.

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ — Underwear Scene ‘For No Reason’

Jill took to her personal website to reveal her disdain for the film — especially the scene of Dr. Carol Marcus in her bra and panties.

“Suffice to say, her purpose in the film was minimal and they made her stand around in underwear for absolutely no reason. We didn’t even see an actual display of the intelligence she was touted to have,” she wrote on her site thenerdybird.com.

Damon Lindelof Agrees Alice Eve Scene Was ‘Gratuitous’

Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof took full responsibility for the criticism, and even agreed that the racy scene was unnecessary. He more or less apologized for offensive scene on twitter

“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 tweeted.

“We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe has mysogenistic [sic],” he added.

“What I’m saying is I hear you, I take full responsibility, and will be more mindful in the future,” he tweeted.

We think it’s great that Damon apologized for offending people! What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you watch the movie? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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Posted at 8:36 PM on February 2, 2014  

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The Thinking Guy

Posted at 6:04 PM on July 12, 2013  

I just want to throw this out. if you have a scene where a guy is in his underwear and later a woman is in hers, where the hell do you people find anything misogynistic, that my dears is called EQUALITY. As for Kirk looking back to see her in her underwear that’s just a prelude towards what happens next. please tell me that I am not the only one who has seen Wrath of Khan, you know where Kirk finds out that one Dr. Carol Marcus mothered his child and had raised him alone for essentially his whole life. If I am coming off as ranting that’s just too bad. while some would say the scene wasn’t necessary I would agree with you, but I would also counter that statement that neither is your existence necessary but you’re still here aren’t you.

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Posted at 7:07 PM on May 31, 2013  

I’m not sure if the scene was actually necessary but it is over and done with so quickly, it barely lasts longer than several seconds, I wouldn’t say it’s misogynistic.

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Darren Lapointe

Posted at 3:31 PM on May 23, 2013  

The fact there was 2 video adds playing on this 1 page and each didn’t have a mute button is the reason I will never use this sight again

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Kim Who?

Posted at 3:27 PM on May 22, 2013  

Gratuitous sceens are always in movies. Nobody said anything about Carrie Fisher in Star Wars.

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Posted at 5:46 PM on May 22, 2013  

Leila’s outfit kinda fit because of her role as Jabba’s slave.

I bet Jabba is a freak… lol

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Dr Lou

Posted at 10:01 AM on May 22, 2013  

You know, while the ‘underwear scene,’ in this instance was a bit forced and barely relevant to the plot, I also think the angst is similarly overdone. In fact, that the underwear scene was generally unnecessary in the context presented is likely the primary reason for all the words which have now been spent on its occurrence.

First of all, the original Star Trek series, for all its novelty, had a constant and underlying sexualized presentation. From Kirk’s libidinous appetite to those VERY short Star Fleet uniforms worn by the women crew members, the sex component was hardly subtle. Then, how many times did Capt Kirk lose his shirt in fight scenes? Sex and the Star Trek Universe have had a long and valued cohabitation.

I also don’t recall such angst over the first movie with the buxom green actress in her underwear when with Kirk OR, of course, that Zoe Saldana did a brief scene in her own.
While green girl and Kirk were at least messing around and less clothes makes that more believable, Zoe had no particular reason to shoot the scene partially dressed since she could have just as easily found Kirk under the bed with her clothes on, too.

Why didn’t that moment warrant countless column inches?

And, more broadly….this is hardly the first time ‘gratuitous’ and decontextualized sex was inserted into a movie, now is it?

Sounds to me as if some folks need to grow up a bit…

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Dr Lou

Posted at 10:03 AM on May 22, 2013  

Oh….and keep in mind that Dr Carol Marcus and Jim Kirk are destined to cohabitate for a while and, even, make a baby. With this, the current scene in question may, or could have been, intended as a peripheral and very initial reference to the mutual attraction they will shortly develop.

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Posted at 11:20 PM on June 9, 2013  

Wait carol and Jim have sex?

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Posted at 12:12 PM on May 22, 2013  

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The Thinking Guy

Posted at 6:13 PM on July 12, 2013  

Dr Lou you may not have noticed or failed to remember that the Orion girl was actually Kirks way into the Kobiashi Maru systems so he could plant the virus that allowed him to beat the test. also the part where Zoe was undressing was partially to enforce that Kirk is a man whore but also to show that she was unaware of his presence because while she was undressing she was ranting about the Narrada destroying up 43 Klingon vessels. As for the outfits, JJ Abrams and the rest of the team working on the Star Trek movies are clearly trying not to change the aesthetic of TOS any more than they have to create their alternate universe.

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Posted at 8:23 AM on May 22, 2013  

I don’t think the scene was distasteful at all. I think it brought an element of romance to the movie. It’s not like she was nude – come on, some critics just go to far. There was more than one scene where Kirk was topless as well, I haven’t scene any criticism of that… No criticism on the scene where Kirk gets out of bed with two alien women…. but plenty over seeing a beautiful woman in her undies, ridiculous! I thought the movie was awesome, and had completely forgotten about this scene until reading this review.

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