At least that's what the Carolina Union Activities Board was banking on.
Representatives from four campus organizations attended CUAB's free screening of the film "Killer Condom" on Tuesday evening to discuss issues raised in the movie, including contraceptive use, morality and homosexuality.
"We thought it would make people talk," said CUAB President Krisi Young of the film. "We wanted to provide an atmosphere where people will feel comfortable talking about what they've seen."
Sponsored by CUAB's Retro Perspective Committee, the program began with the 103-minute German comedy about carnivorous contraceptives that threaten to wipe out every homosexual, transvestite and prostitute in New York City.
Immediately after the movie, committee chairwoman Ashley Lorance moderated a discussion between moviegoers and representatives from Queer Network for Change, Planned Parenthood, Student Health Services and Choice U.S.A.
Shaina Gross, a representative for Planned Parenthood, thought the program allowed participants to discuss a delicate, sometimes awkward, set of issues.
"It's a touchy subject and not everyone's comfortable talking about it," Gross said. "This is an opportunity that kind of opens the doors for people to talk about condoms, to look at them, to joke about it a little bit -- become more comfortable with actually using protection," she said.
Barbara Jones, a sex education counselor for Student Health Services, also was pleased with the atmosphere the program fostered.
"I think it did enable us to examine some of our values and some of our beliefs and examine our society when it comes to homosexuality and gender roles," she said.