Let’s talk about sex.
Well, more precisely, let’s listen to Dr. Ruth Westheimer talk about sex.
But don’t get too excited.
This short, bespectacled Holocaust survivor with a thick German accent is hardly a sex symbol.
However, being a professional sex therapist, Dr. Ruth has made a career out of giving people frank answers about sex.
Not shy, not embarrassed, this grandmotherly little lady doesn’t pull any punches when talking about orgasms and G-spots and sexual compatibility.
Her media career began in 1980 with a radio show called “Sexually Speaking.” And she did … speak sexually, that is.
Now we have a documentary that follows the interesting life of Dr. Ruth – from her childhood as a child rescued from the Nazis via the “kindertransport” … to her training as a deadly sniper in Jerusalem … to getting an Ed.D. degree at Columbia University … to becoming an internationally known sex educator.
“Ask Dr. Ruth” is currently speaking out at Tropic Cinema.
Nevertheless, one can’t help speculating about the sex life of this 4-foot-7 self-proclaimed expert.
“At 17,” she says, “I first had sexual intercourse on a starry night, in a haystack, without contraception.”
These days she’s big on contraception.
The late Manfred Westheimer was her third husband – and her “real marriage,” in her words. They had two children.
That seems like credentials enough for me.
So go see this documentary.
You’ll get off on it.
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