I discovered Whoopi Goldberg when I was a kid and watched Jumping Jack Flash, and I loved her. I secretly wanted to be her, whilst being fully aware that I was far too young, white and Australian to ever fulfil that dream. I knew I’d get older, but clearly would never be African-American. When I was a teenager, I discovered The Telephone at my local extremely-well-stocked video shop and it became a quick favourite.
Essentially, Whoopi plays an actor who spends a lot of her time on the phone telling and re-enacting stories. She has a few visitors, but is clearly a loner. And it is wonderful.