The writer of Star Trek: Into Darkness, Damon Lindelof, has publicly apologized for a “gratuitous” scene featuring British actress Alice Eve in her underwear.
The scene in question, which features Eve’s character Carol Marcus removing her clothes to put on a special suit for disarming torpedoes, was first called into question over Twitter.
Lindelof was quoted in The Guardian as saying: "We should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress… We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies, (but I) do not want to make light of something that some construe as misogynistic.”
Some Twitter users stated the scenes of a topless Kirk were necessary to the story, whilst those featuring Eve were not. However, Lindelof has said he’ll be “more mindful in the future.”