Soapdish .......serves as a metaphor for President Obama’s public persona. The movie stars Sally Field who portrays the reigning queen of a popular, long-running television soap opera, “The Sun Also Sets.”
Field’s character, Celeste Talbert, is entirely self-centered. She oozes affection for her fans . . . right up until the moment they are out of eye-shot. She does not deal well with adversity; she has tantrums. She has meltdowns.
At the last gasp, Celeste Talbert has a unique way of dealing with disappointment. The parallels between Celeste Talbert and the president are worth noting.