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A New Documentary About Dr. Ruth Is Coming Soon

Dr. Ruth

Brace yourselves, our favorite Jewish (sex) doctor is in.

After teasing an upcoming announcement that had us at the edges of our seats, the spunky Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 90, finally revealed that a documentary about her life will air on Hulu in 2019.

On Thursday, the renowned German-born sex doctor shared her big news in an adorable video on Twitter. The documentary will come to the streaming service, and “you’re all going to watch it,” Westheimer asserts. And if you can’t wait for Hulu to release Ask Dr. Ruth, you can see it at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (book your tix now, people — the fest starts January 23).

In a promotional still for the film, Westheimer is pictured on a train with a solemn face. She says the reason she looks so serious is because the train was in Switzerland, and the ride reminded her of the train she rode as a 10-year-old that saved her from the Holocaust — and also meant she’d never see her family again.

“I’ve never really stopped to examine my life, so when I first saw Ask Dr. Ruth, even I was amazed by what had transpired during my 90 years,” Dr. Ruth told Deadline. 

At petite bubbe of four has lived quite the life. After her parents were both killed in the Holocaust, Westheimer fled to Israel where she served as a sniper for a military zionist group. She immigrated to the States in 1956, setting up shop in New York to work for Planned Parenthood. Years later, she launched her media career with the radio show, “Sexually Speaking,” which led to a slew of opportunities that earned her recognition as America’s sex doctor.

“I’ve been filming Dr. Ruth for the past two years and I can barely keep up with her,” Director Ryan White said. “At 90, she’s still a force to be reckoned with. It’s an honor to collaborate on her incredible life story.”


While you anxiously await what will surely be the documentary of 2019, keep up with Dr. Ruth on Twitter. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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