Ask Dr. Ruth

2019 | USA | NR | 100 min.

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Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Runtime:100 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryan White
Produced by:Jessica Hargrave
Chris Leggett
Rafael Marmor
Ryan White
Cinematography:David Paul Jacobson
Editing By:Helen Kearns
Rejh Cabrera
Music By:Blake Neely
Cast:Ruth Westheimer
Joan Rivers
Susan Brown
Jonathan Capehart

Description

A controversial, pint-sized, Holocaust-surviving woman who once embarrassed David Letterman by saying “penis” and “vagina” on air—who could that be? Why Dr. Ruth Westheimer, of course, America’s most famous sex therapist! Director Ryan White takes this already very popular and deeply loved figure and shows us just how much more there is to know about our favorite nonagenarian dispenser of carnal knowledge. White reveals the multiple stories that make up her life, just one of which would be worthy of a feature length film (from fleeing the Nazis, studying at the Sorbonne, training as a sniper in the Israeli Defense Force, and working for Planned Parenthood... this woman really has done it all). No wonder so many value her opinion and life advice, the most potent of which might just be the frank phrase: “There’s no such thing as normal.” Timely and comforting, this film is a must-see.

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