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Ask Dr. Ruth

OT: Ask Dr. Ruth

Ryan White // USA, 2019
Documentary Feature // FF2019



DOCUMENTARY The German Jew Ruth Westheimer rose to become a cult sex therapist in the USA: a warm portrait of a humorous taboo-breaker. When Holocaust survivor Ruth Westheimer began broadcasting her radio show “Sexually Speaking” at the beginning of the 1980s, a whole country pricked up its ears. No-one had ever spoken about sex so intelligently, uninhibitedly and wittily – and with an unmistakably German accent that soon became her trademark. Born in Frankfurt, Westheimer emigrated to the USA in the mid-1950s and is still an icon of anti-prudishness, a bubbly 91-year old full of vitality who can look back on an eventful life story.


RYAN WHITE (*1982) works as a producer and director for various US TV companies. Among his best-known works are the HBO production The Case Against 8 (2014) and the Netflix series The Keepers (2017).



Ask Dr. Ruth

Documentary Feature





100 min

OV with German subtitles

Ryan White

Rafael Marmor, Ryan White, Jessica Hargrove, Christopher Leggett

David Paul Jacobson

Helen Kearns, Rejh Cabrera

Blake Neely

Daniel Dulitzky

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Magnolia Pictures

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