Good news and bad news. My film, Sleep was featured in an article in Slate related to the sleep streaming phenomenon. As mentioned in my earlier post, it was recommended by YouTube algorithm to hundreds of thousands users. In the end it gained 181 968 views before YouTube removed it for being against sex and nudity guidelines.
As Sleep is an art piece, featured in a film festival and covered in Wikipedia and news articles – it should match the guidelines of having nudity allowed in art context. And it is not meant to be sexually gratifying. It is just a documentary of a sleeping person.
Anyway. It was removed and appeal was rejected. Probably because it got sexual comments and was featured in an article about sexual video streams.
Who are they protecting? Why is this video more dangerous than all the other actually disturbing content in YouTube?
Will cat videos be banned if people start getting aroused by them? (some probably are)