Published January 14, 2015
The student union at the University of Maryland is causing a stir with plans to show a hardcore pornographic flick on campus.
Students at the school's College Point campus will show "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge" at the campus movie theater on Saturday night, according The Baltimore after receiving a free copy of the film from its distributor, Digital Playground, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Critics of the plan, like Catholic Student Center chaplain Rev. Kyle Ingels, said the union’s actions are demeaning.
"We're trying to promote greater respect on campus of all people, and something like a pornographic film is not contributing," Ingels told the Sun. "It's degrading to the human person."
But some support the porn movie screening, calling it another option over late-night drinking.
"We thought this would be something fun for the students to do, especially since we're getting close to the end of the semester," Lisa Cunningham, the program coordinator for the Hoff Theater, told the paper. "We're a college movie theater and we thought it would bring out the students."