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Ask Dr. Ruth

Back after a sold-out premiere at Hot Docs 2019!

As Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist, approaches her 90th birthday, she opens up about her difficult past and trailblazing career in this warm, funny and thoroughly surprising profile. Fuelled by both a fierce survival instinct and a deep curiosity about human nature, the voice behind the landmark 1980s radio show Sexually Speaking became one of the fiercest advocates for sexual health and LGBTQ rights of the century. A nostalgia-tinged, empowering doc in the vein of last year’s RBG, Ask Dr. Ruth offers up a life story as edifying and candid as the icon herself.

Stick around after the film for a special Q&A with Dr. Ruth and director Ryan White, recorded live at the Hot Docs 2019 Festival. This will be shown at every screening of Ask Dr. Ruth. 

Ask Dr. Ruth

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