US University distracted

April 3rd, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

In Maryland, to distract university students from late-night drinking with a feature-length porn movie was blocked. When the senators threatened to cut funds for the college.

The two-and-a-half-hour ‘Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge’ - the most expensive pornographic film ever made, at a cost of US$10 million (S$15 million)- would have been shown at a University of Maryland student union theatre on Saturday.

Organizers at the College Park campus, 16 km north of Washington, had championed educational aspects of the screening, with health group Planned Parenthood planning to hold a presentation on safe sex practices beforehand.

The event was also previously seen by university officials as an ‘alternative to late-night drinking and other dangerous activities,’ the Baltimore Sun reported before the cancellation.

Digital Playground, the adult film company behind ‘Pirates II’, said on its website it had already shown the film to thousands of students on several college campuses this year, including the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University in Chicago; and Southern Connecticut State University.

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