Saving the Redshirts in ‘Star Trek into Darkness’

Warning: This article contains spoilers about key details of the plot of Star Trek into Darkness. September 10, 2013 marks the DVD/Blu-ray release of Star Trek into Darkness, the second installment in J. J. Abrams’s reboot of the Star Trek franchise. When the movie appeared in May, Christ and Pop Culture's Derek Rishmawy observed some of the movie's troubling misogynistic overtones, particularly in its use of Alice Eve as the character of Dr. Carol Marcus. That said, however, Star Trek into Da … [Read more...]

Star Trek Into Misogynistic Darkness?

My wife and I like movies. We rent some, Netflix others, and spend a decent amount of time at the theaters over the summer. One constant we've come to take for granted across various genres and ratings is some level of "gratuitous" sexuality. To be clear, this isn't necessarily limited to full-on nudity, or pointless sex scenes, but can be as tame as a ridiculously dressed character. For instance, I'd be surprised to learn if most female police detectives or lab techs always wear the plunging … [Read more...]