Ask Dr. Ruth

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Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth 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, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.


  • Susan Brown
  • Jonathan Capehart
  • Ari Einleger
  • Leora Einleger
  • Pierre Lehu
  • John Lollos
  • Walter Nothmann
  • Dahlia Salem
  • Skurte
  • Maurice Tunick

Did You Know?


    • Ruth Westheimer: I have to tell you that short people make the best lovers.
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May 9, 2019

It’s her unstoppability, her tireless drive to see through the work she believes needs doing in the field of sexual enlightenment that gives Ask Dr. Ruth real urgency, lifting what’d be an otherwise breezy character portrait to near essential levels.

Andrew Crump
Paste Magazine
Apr 29, 2019

Ask Dr. Ruth is a lovely tribute to the renowned sex therapist, but it’s not blazing any trails of its own as its subject matter has. As a documentary, it’s pretty formulaic.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
Feb 1, 2019

Although it runs out of creativity well before the end of its 100-minute running time, it still coaxes ample good will out of the remarkable life and boundless energy of its 4-foot-7 heroine.

Metacritic review by Dan Fienberg
Dan Fienberg
The Hollywood Reporter