Skip to comments.NY Times Touts Business That Restores, Peddles Pornographic Films
Posted on 01/28/2014 6:48:15 PM PST by markomalley
In its online edition on Jan. 23 and reprinted in its Sunday newspaper, The New York Times profiled the two men who founded Vinegar Syndrome, a Connecticut business that restores, digitizes and distributes pornographic films.
Under the headline Smut, Refreshed for a New Generation, reporter Erik Piepenburg wrote about Joe Rubin and Ryan Emerson, who started their business in 2012 to catalog, restore and help release old X-rated films for home video and theatrical markets.
The business plans to introduce to a new generation the lost and forgotten films from whats considered the golden age of American hard-core filmmaking, roughly 1969 to 1986, the article stated.
In the 1980s, home video brought pornography into living rooms, the article noted, putting an end to porn in theaters.
In profiling the two men running the company, the article stated that Rubin began watching pornography as a child.
Mr. Rubins interest in film archiving started early, when he persuaded his mother to buy him vintage films, including the explicit kind, the article stated.
To my 10-year-old mind, they were entertaining B movies, Rubin is quoted as saying in the article. I would fast-forward through the sex to get to the plot, which is counterintuitive. But I was 10, so sex wasnt on my brain yet.
Of his business Rubin said: Horror and sex is what sells.
The website for Vinegar Syndrome a term that refers to the smell of decaying film describes the focus of the business as film restoration. The films available for sale on the site, however, are all X-rated. A link to a sample of the films on YouTube is also on the site.
The New York Times article also includes a slide show (dubbed Colorful Reminders of a Golden Age) of some of the movie posters for films offered by Vinegar Syndrome, including I Wish I Were In Dixie The War Was In Progress and She Wanted To Find The Man With the Biggest Gun, and Wanda Whips Wall Street.
When will the NYT finally go belly up and give us all a break?
The way that this Commie Rag has been bleeding money...you think they would finally keel over and die.
Well, The New York Times looks upon this business as a competitor of sorts, the New York Times distributes its own brand of pornography, obscenity of the journalistic, editorial kind.
The “Golden Age of Hardcore Film” ran through the 70s into the early 80s??? I guess the Times has a thing for thick mustaches.
Or the music in the soundtracks.
Oh yeah. I got Playboy for the articles...
Yea, Baby! Shag haircuts and green eyeshadow!!!
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