Poor Alice Eve. Her introduction to her first big blockbuster has certainly garnered some negative attention. Eve stars along the regular crew in Star Trek Into Darkness as Carol, but no one is exactly talking about her performance in the film. As soon as the trailer dropped highlighting a flash of Eve shown in her undergarments, people were up and arms over how women would be portrayed in J.J. Abrams film.
Now that Stark Trek Into Darkness is out in theaters and reviewed by other film critics, most take issue with the fact that Eve is in a gratuitous shot that shows off her body for no significant reason at all. Sure, she has a fantastic body, but the vision of her stripped down doesn’t have anything to do with the plot of the central story. Her appearance is dangled for viewers to admire, and some people are visibly upset about this.
Why would a woman who is seemingly a brilliant scientist need to strip down to her underwear for no reason? No matter how you slice it, it really doesn’t need to be in the film. The gossip surrounding Alice Eve’s underwear clad body became so loud that the men behind the film could no longer ignore it. A public apology was issued by Damon Lindelof, and now J.J. Abrams has taken a different approach.
Abrams has decided to fight fire with fire by releasing a deleted scene that involves footage of villainous Benedict Cumberbatch in a shower. Apparently J.J. either has a great sense of humor, or the issue is incredibly lost on him.
On twitter Lindelop explained the Alice Eve underwear debacle: “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.”
Later on he continued, tweeting:
“What I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future.”
Do you agree with Lindelof’s words? Is this a step in the right direction for women in action films? You tell us.