When we think of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, we are reminded of late nights, huddled up to the radio, listening and learning things about sex we’d never hear in health class. Now, her untold story of “strength, perseverance and the constant quest for knowledge against all odds” is coming to the big screen.
Ask Dr. Ruth “chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, the film follows the doctor as she revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.”
The film will premiere at Sundance Film Festival, on Hulu and in theaters in 2019. More info here.