Adrienne Shelly: So Much Left To Do

About this episode

CW: Themes/descriptions of violence

Adrienne Shelly had everything to live for in October of 2006. Her filmmaking career was taking off, her film ‘Waitress’ had a great chance of winning a spot at the Sundance Festival, and she loved being a wife and mother. So when her husband found her hanging from a shower rod on November 1, he knew she hadn’t done this to herself, no matter what the detectives said. 

As it turned out, he was right. 

In episode 25 Candy and Ashley explore the mysterious death of actress and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, and her husband’s quest to not only discover what really happened but to also ensure that Adrienne is remembered as the strong, incredible woman she was, not as a victim.

Show Notes for Episode 25!

Top Left: Sophie, Adrienne, and Andy the night before her murder at their Halloween party (, Adrienne (The Daily, Adrienne & Sophie (, Adrienne (, Bottom Left: Adrienne, Cheryl Hines, Kerri Russell in “Waitress” ( Top Right: Documentary One Sheet for “Adrienne: So Many Stories Left to Tell,” Broadway publicity still from the musical “Waitress” Starring Jessie Mueller ( Adrienne & Andy (


“The Heartbreaking True Story of Murdered Actress Adrienne Shelly –and How Her Legacy Lives On With Hit Broadway Musical Waitress, People, by K.C. Baker, updated May 4, 2016

“Adrienne Shelly’s Widower Confronts Her Killer in New Doc,” New York Times, by Jane Ridley, November 30, 2021

“Murdered Waitress Actress Adrienne Shelly’s Husband on Her Legacy for Daughter, People, by K.C. Baker, updated May 5, 2016

“‘Adrienne’ HBO Documentary Explores Incredible Career and Tragic Death of ‘Waitress’ Filmmaker Adrienne Shelly,’ Forbes, by Risa Sarachan, November 29, 2021

“‘She’s More Than Just a Murder Victim’: The Life and Death of Film-Maker Adrienne Shelly,” The Guardian, by Adrian Horton, December 1, 2021

Wikipedia– Adrienne Shelly

IMDB– ‘Waitress’
Wikipedia– ‘Waitress


A scene from “Waitress”
“Waitress” Movie Trailer
Adrienne shares her inspiration for writing “Waitress”

Adrienne: Documentary Trailer

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