She’s 90 years old and still giving us the best sex we’ve ever had. 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 (99 min)
In the 1980s, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, thrust the female orgasm to center stage while reassuring men that its achievement didn’t require supersized equipment. It’s hard to explain how revolutionary her humor, candor and sexual explicitness seemed for the time. Nothing was off the table: when H.I.V./AIDS and homosexuality were barely acknowledged publicly, she was there with fact-based advice and warm encouragement. Now the woman who just wants everyone to feel good gets an equally flushed tribute in “Ask Dr. Ruth,” Ryan White’s rose-tinted overview of a remarkable life. –The New York Times
At age 90 she’s still at it. How director Ryan White got Ruth Westheimer to sit still long enough to make his feature-length documentary, is a wonder; she still teaches two college courses, is a prolific author, writes a magazine column, relentlessly travels for speaking engagements and conferences. -San Francisco Chronicle
Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18
Styx – 6:15 IU Fine Arts Theater Suburban Birds 7:30 IU Global & International Theater Ask Dr Ruth – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!