Finally, Star Trek has changed the rules and it’s not just the women who are sexualised.
The latest series of Star Trek, available on Netflix, has broken the mold of just sexualising women in its scenes. For years only women were put into barely-there clothing or in positions to titillate the often-male Captains and the straight male viewer, but in a groundbreaking move, going boldly where no other Star Trek season has gone before, Discovery put a man in a jockstrap in a sex scene along with two other women.
It’s fair to say this series has broken many barriers. We had the first gay kiss and focus on a same-sex relationship, the first series which focussed on the story of a woman of colour (who had a typically male name) and, let’s face it, kick-ass graphics.