In Hollywood, it pays to be dynamic as the more versatile you are, the more of a necessity you become. We’ve seen actors become filmmakers, musicians become actors, and athletes become musicians and have seen them do so with immense success. This is becoming increasingly the case as advancements in technology increase the pace at which we move and keeping up is more important than ever before. However, for some, it’s nothing new: take, for example, the talented filmmaker Adrienne Shelly. If you don’t know her, you might become familiar with her story soon as HBO has just released the trailer for their new documentary Adrienne set to explore and celebrate the late filmmaker’s life.
Having both directed and starred in a myriad of films such as Sudden Manhattan and Waitress, Adrienne Shelly was a talented actress, writer and director before the time of her passing in 2006. The esteemed actress had been nominated for a variety of awards throughout her 17-year career and won several, yet nevel got to see her full potential as the result of senseless violence. The victim of a robbery turnred into vicious murder in her Manhattan apartment, Shelly’s life was cut tragically short at the height of her career in a way that left her husband and many others asking so many questions, and now those questions are set to be examined further in the HBO documentary Adrienne. The trailer bellew highlights that well, showcasing perspectives from several of Shelly’s family members alongside what appear to be video diaries the filmmaker had made prior to her passing to tell the story of Adrienne Shelly’s life. Adrienne will be available for streaming on HBO Max beginning on December 1st.
It is always a tragedy when someone loses their life, but to lose it so young and in such a tragic way only catalyzes the pain of those afflicted by iit. Shelly’s death was a byproduct of ignorance and senseless violence that should have never taken place, and this documentary is just one example of how her legacy will be remembered eternally. Fans of hers and HBO subscribers can watch Adrienne on HBO Max beginning next month.