Why are so many people on tumblr, & everywhere, complaining about the Alice Eve in underwear scene from Star Trek Into Darkness? I think it was a total Kirk move to take a peak. And I don’t blame J.J. from cutting Benedict’s shower scene, as glorious as it was. It was just kind of weird. The question is why are people even comparing them?
I don’t feel like they were objecting women at all. Most of the people on tumblr objectify men sexually anyway. Do you know how many posts & fan fics I see about Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Dean & Cas, Karl Urban, Tom Hiddleston, RDJ., Matt Smith, & I could just keep going on & on. And yes sometimes they are about their talent but mostly everyone is going on about it in a sexual way. And even people who don’t blog that stuff & literally are just Star Trek fans please keep in mind how outraged people were back then when TOS aired about many things. Uhura’s stomach showing, for example, in Mirror, Mirror. Check out Marlena Moreau’s lingerie in the Mirror, Mirror episode as well. Not to mention the “Cat Woman” in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier on Nimbus III as the exotic dancer. In my opinion, that is more outrageous than Kirk taking a peak at Marcus in her underwear. Star Trek never really “objectified” women sexually because just as equally it portrays them as very intelligent, talented, powerful women. And you can’t go on about how Marcus’ underwear scene had nothing to do with the plot. No jokes really have anything to do with the plot but if they didn’t put jokes in films they’d be drenched in deep, boring emotions. If they were going to cut out Carol’s underwear scene, why not cut out Scotty jumping at the site of the fish? Why not cut out Spock asking Kirk if he was making a derogatory remark when he called him “Pointy”? None of that was significant to the plot other than to make you laugh & be entertained. And I think that was kind of the point with the Carol Marcus in her underwear scene. Just saying.
AND… Someone just reminded me of a TOS episode. The Cloud Minders. When Vanna attacks Kirk in the bed you could tell William Shatner is totally looking that woman up & down. I was reminded of things like that from the Carol Marcus underwear scene. Totally a Kirk move. And to add to the amount of body exposure check out Droxine’s outfit in The Cloud Minders. Star Trek fans have been exposed to half naked women in Star Trek since day one people. It’s not a big deal.