Shrinking Violet Sherman is a parable about being so sedated by Big Media and obssessed with celebrity that one forgets how to think for himself.
Shrinking Violet Sherman is a contemporary parable about what happens when we become so sedated by Big Media and obssessed with celebrity that we forget how to think for ourselves. Moreover, it shows that we are not victims who have been forced into complacency, but willing volunteers- lining up to compromise our identities. Violet Sherman undergoes an unbelievable physical transformation that rockets her into the public spotlight. As she is more and more enveloped in the world of instant fame, she understands for the first time the absurdity of worshipping someone you don't know simply because you've seen them on TV. Like so many of us, she constantly complains about what she feels is wrong, but does little to change the situation. Is it too late for Violet to achieve any kind of legitimate personal growth? Is it too late for all of us? Imagine your body shrinking smaller and smaller until you are no more than a chunk. Imagine being swallowed and traveling through another person's guts. Imagine when the ride is over everything goes back to normal...almost.