Last year, thanks to one of the year’s best documentaries, Mister Rogers dominated the film industry. In 2019, Hulu and Magnolia Pictures is hoping Dr. Ruth Westheimer will have the same impact, thanks to the upcoming documentary “Ask Dr. Ruth.”
In the first trailer, we see that “Ask Dr. Ruth” looks to be a comprehensive overview of the life of one of the most influential TV presenters of all time, known simply as Dr. Ruth. The German lady dominated the airwaves in the ‘80s thanks to her frank discussions of sexuality. Seen as hugely taboo at the time, Dr. Ruth opened the door to conversations about everything from the LGBTQ community, the AIDS epidemic, and just your run-of-the-mill general sex advice.