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KickStarter.com Rejects Pro-Porn Documentary
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CHATSWORTH, Calif. —  A pro-porn industry film, “Staying Power: The Business and Value of the Adult Entertainment Industry,” has been rejected from online funding platform KickStarter.com.

The producers said that the film, which "promotes healthy sexual expression and humanizes the adult entertainment industry,” was denied a platform for funding because it failed to meet the website’s criteria.

Kickstarter told filmmaker Brandon Longwood in an email: “Thank you for taking the time to submit your project. Unfortunately, this isn’t the right fit for KickStarter. We receive many projects daily and review them all with great care and appreciation. We have determined that your project does not meet the KickStarter Guidelines."

Longwood maintained that although the movie is about porn, it’s a non-porn film created to educate audiences.

He said it “peels back the curtain to reveal the reality and humanity of those involved in the adult industry, while also demonstrating how society’s ideologies are reflected in porn, as it weaves itself into the fabric of modern culture.”

“I have all the respect in the world for KickStarter.com,” said Longwood. “It was disappointing to find out ‘Staying Power’ will not be one of the site’s featured projects. I truly hope the decision was uninfluenced by the very biases and stigmas surrounding sex and pornography examined in ‘Staying Power.’ Perhaps our documentary was too hot for KickStarter.com, but we have an important story to tell, and will find other ways to do so.”

With KickStarter closing its doors to the film, Longwood said his production team is turning to an alternate fundraising site named IndieGoGo.com for those interested in helping to see the film produced.

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