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Cool Videos: J.J. Abrams responds to Star Trek sexism on Conan with a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch showering

05.23.2013

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A couple of days ago writer Damon Lindelof apologized for the Carol Marcus underwear scene in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and while both sides of the argument have valid points on if it was sexist or not, for the most part a lot of you just didn't think it was that big of a deal.

One person who has always expressed his love for beautiful women (even if at times he's incredibly creepy about it) is Conan O'Brien and last night he J.J. Abrams on his show. The director introduced a deleted scene from the film as a response to the criticism over actress Alice Eve hanging out in her knickers. The scene has Benedict Cumberbatch taking a shower (Abrams calls it a "shower of evil") and I'm sure if the scene did end up in the final cut of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS no one would be complaining that J.J. Abrams exploited Cumberbatch.

I like what J.J. Abrams has done here. In this day and age people are overly sensitive about the most ridiculous things sometimes and instead of apologizing or even defending it he pretty much says, "Look we also had a scene of a guy taking a random shower and showing some skin. Just chill everyone."

While on the show Conan also convinced J.J. Abrams to somehow plant Conan's favorite catchphrase in a certain new film that will be set in a galaxy far, far away. What's the catchphrase? You're going to have to watch the video to find out.

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Extra Tidbit: Now where's Todd Phillip's apology for making us see way too much of Ken Jeong in THE HANGOVER movies?
Source: Team Coco

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