Joe Rubin and Ryan Emerson are restoring the golden age of X-rated films. They founded Vinegar Syndrome in 2012, a company named for the smell of decaying film, in order to ensure that the X-rated films of the '70s and '80s never disappear. "Yes, the films are X-rated," Emerson told The New York Times, "but many of them are interesting and fascinating once you get into them. These films are time capsules." Soon, the company plans to launch Skiniflix, a Netflix for erotic films.

Vinegar Syndrome isn't alone. Everyone from Manhattan's Anthology Film Archives to San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the arts are embracing "vintage pornography," putting on exhibitions and film series about the topic. "Horror and sex is what sells," says Rubin, but he emphasizes that not every vintage erotic film treated women with respect. "Just because it's old doesn't mean it's classic." For the full story, head over to the Times.