Damon Lindelof has taken a bit of heat lately for the Alice Eve underwear scene and now he has responded to the criticism.
The scene in question was heavily featured in ad spots promoting the movie.
The Eve scene really didn’t seem to serve a purpose in the movie other than showing a woman in her underwear, and critics and others have lambasted the writers over the gratuitous scene, to which criticism Lindelof has responded via his Twitter feed.
“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,” Lindelof said. “We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies,” he said, attempting to justify the Eve scene. “Do not want to make light of something that some construe as mysogenistic. What I’m saying is I hear you; I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future. Also, I need to learn how to spell ‘misogynistic.'”
When asked by MTV News‘ Josh Horowitz why Eve was in her underwear, Lindelof said, “Why is Alice Eve in her underwear, gratuitously and unnecessarily, without any real effort made as to why in God’s name she would undress in that circumstance? Well there’s a very good answer for that. But I’m not telling you what it is. Because … uh … mystery?”