Chatsworth, Calif. – The filmmakers behind Staying Power: The Business and Value of the Adult Entertainment Industry, were recently notified their documentary would not be featured on The popular funding platform is a vehicle for emerging artists to finance projects from music to fashion to films. An independent documentary promoting healthy sexual expression and humanizing the adult entertainment industry, Staying Power was rejected from joining the community.

Staying Power: The Business and Value of the Adult Entertainment Industry 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. For more information, visit

Visitors to are able to view thousands of projects in various states of production and opt to donate money to support the completion. does have a list of prohibited items, including pornographic material. While Staying Power deals with pornography as a subject matter, it is a non-pornographic feature film intended to educate audiences.

After submitting Staying Power to, Brandon Longwood received the following reply 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 (

“I have all the respect in the world for,” says Brandon 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, but we have an important story to tell, and will find other ways to do so.”

With closing its doors to Staying Power, Longwood and his production team will turn to an alternate fundraising site named To help fund Staying Power through, visit

For information about the Staying Power campaign, interested investors may follow the documentary’s progression through social media – and