As her 90th birthday approaches, irrepressible Dr Ruth, the famed American sex therapist, reflects on her life and career in a film as spirited as she is.
A mere four foot seven, but feeling six feet tall, Ruth Westheimer believes she has "an obligation to live long and make a dent in this world." There's no contesting that she has done both and continues to do so. She first came to the American public's attention in 1980 with a New York radio show, Sexually Speaking, a 15-minute programme airing at midnight on Sundays. Within a few years, its popularity led to it being syndicated nationwide as the Dr Ruth Show and to Westheimer becoming a household name. As spirited as its subject, this film allows us to encounter the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon known as Dr Ruth. - SR
Director: Ryan White