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. 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. May 20, 2013
What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future. May 20, 2013
Also, I need to learn how to spell "misogynistic." May 20, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is currently in cinemas worldwide.