Damon Lindelof responds to Star Trek Into Darkness ‘underwear scene’ criticism
Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof has taken to Twitter to respond to the misogyny claims that have surrounded the now infamous underwear scene. Featuring prominently in the trailer, the scene – in which Kirk gawps at Alice Eve’s Carol Marcus as she’s changing into her bomb disposal gear – has drawn criticism for for being gratuitous, or even sexist. Writer Lindelof responded on Twitter with a series of even-handed comments: 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 Star Trek Into Darkness is currently in cinemas worldwide.