Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning' stars Alice Eve as Velvet, a high-priced escort treated to a surprise afternoon visit by her former love interest, Fred (Stanley Tucci), who has just left his wife. But as the afternoon progresses and the history between the two comes into focus, a darkness blooms. This clever, jarring film examines the expectations placed on women, the roles we choose for ourselves, relationship ideology, and if our allowances entitle others to more than we are willing to give.
This weekend 'Star Trek Into Darkness' roared into theaters, and -- like any project based on a fanboy favorite property -- it's been put under the nerd-complaint microscope. One of the criticisms that stuck is that J.J. Abrams and the writers unnecessarily included a shot of Alice Eve in her skivvies. Abrams addressed that on 'Conan' and tried to apologize by showing a cut scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering.
There have been a lot of complaints about 'Star Trek Into Darkness' since the film opened, one of them from female fans who felt that having character Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strip down to her bra and panties for no apparent reason was sexist. The complaints became too much for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' writer/producer Damon Lindelof who finally admitted the shot was "gratuitous" and "unnecessary."
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It feels like J.J. Abrams and company are going to keep playing footsies with the "is he or isn't he Khan" in regards to Star Trek Into Darkness's villain (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), but they did let out some details about the film and its cast today at their first big press event for the summer film, including a real connection to 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.'