Ask Dr. Ruth

Size doesn't matter

100 min     7.5     2019     USA


A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became the United States' most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.


SWITCH. wrote:
As so often happens when you research a film, I stumbled upon comments made. Comments outlining how great it is to have a grandma talk about sex, or how White gave us a rose-tinted version of Dr Ruth’s life. This story really isn’t about that. It's about progression in all circles of life. Overcoming adversity, finding direction, contributing to something greater and larger than ourselves, and championing a cause for others, Dr Ruth is so much more than just a 90-year-old with the big balls to talk about sex. In a climate where the rights of the individual often trump the needs of the village, this film really does equip society with the story of a strong woman who finally gains recognition for her long service to society. With attentive ears, honest words and grace in her heart, Dr Ruth accepted us and our bodies, before we even could. Go and give this woman the support she deserves. - Lily Meek Read Lily's full article...