Ask the Sexpert is a feature length documentary about a highly popular 93—year-old sex advice columnist, Dr. Watsa, who writes for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in that country, the column’s brand of non—moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately one third of India’s states.
Director Vaishali Sinha brilliantly captures Dr. Watsa’s treasured personality with compassion and humor. Ultimately Ask the Sexpert reveals real questions people face universally about their body and sexuality, all via the clever and passionate 93-year old doctor as he promotes the importance of sexual pleasure, consent and information as a passage to gender equality and health.