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University scraps porn after threat to funds

Published: 1:44PM Friday April 03, 2009 Source: Newstalk ZB

An attempt to distract university students in the US state of Maryland from late-night drinking with a feature-length porn movie has been blocked after state senators threatened to cut funds for the college.

The two-and-a-half-hour Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge would have been shown at a University of Maryland student union theatre on Saturday.

Organisers at the College Park campus had championed educational aspects of the film with health group Planned Parenthood planning to hold a presentation on safe sex.

However the plan fell over once politicians got wind of it and threatened a law change.