A group of MSU students say they plan to show a pornographic movie on campus after the student union cancelled the annual event.
Some students call the annual "End-of-Year Porno" a longstanding, MSU tradition.
"There are 250 students showing up to this event that are going to be turned away," says MSU film student Colin Cashin.
That's why Cashin and a group of students decided to form the club "Diversity in Films" and show the film "Deep Throat" on campus, anyway.
"The decision to come see the porno or to avoid the porno or to complain of the porno or to promote the porno is on the individual, regardless of the content within a film, it should be up to the individual, whether or not they wish to consume that content," says Cashin, now president of the new club.
Cashin says they understand the student union not wanting to be associated with the film but says there should have been more public discussion.
"They basically decided that the 250 students or so each year that wanted to see it weren't worth representing," says Cashin.
Yet, representatives with the Associated Students of MSU don't see it that way.
"With our large scope and variety of students that we do represent, I mean there's 14,000 of us on this campus so, we need to be having inclusive events," says ASMSU President Kiah Abbey.
They say a number of factors played into the decision to cancel the film, from reports of recent sexual assaults in the community to the lead actress's claim she was forced to do the film against her will.
"We are a public university and so, people should have those opportunities to get out and say what they want but, at the same time, I think we need to be considering our values and and how we're representing ourselves as an organization, but also as an institution of higher education," says ASMSU Vice President Lindsay Murdock.
Regardless of the outcome, representatives with MSU say the issue is a learning opportunity for students.
"Our role is to make sure that our students are safe and that they do things within the law but as long as as they're within those bounds, we want them to exercise some good decision making and what they think is appropriate for their community," says MSU's Tracy Ellig.
Instead of "Deep Throat", ASMSU will show "Star Wars" Thursday night. Admission is free with two cans of food as a donation to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.
Representatives with ASMSU say they'll hold a public forum in the fall and will make a decision about future "End-of-Year Pornos" based on what the students decide.
"Diversity in Films" students will show "Deep Throat" on Friday at 7pm in room 125 in Linfield Hall. Attendees must be 18 years or older with a valid ID.