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Old June 25 2013, 05:31 AM   #632
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

Opus wrote: View Post
Again, a two-second bikini shot...
Look at it this way.

The half-naked shot of Kirk in the film serves to reinforce the idea that Kirk is not taking things entirely too seriously still.

The half-naked shot of Carol Marcus in the film serves to reinforce the idea that...Kirk still has some issues.

One could argue that, for equality's sake, if you're going to have a half-naked scene of a male character that at least has some minor point, then the equivalent half-naked scene of the female character should at least be relevant to the character development or SOMETHING regarding the female character.

You're right, it's only a two-second scene, which makes it a not particularly strong example of what people find objectionable about it, but it is still an example nonetheless.
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