S T O R Y L I N E
Waitress is about Jenna, a small town young lady who is unhappily married and working as a baker and waitress in a diner. Her pies are amazing and her life is not. Very early on we learn that Jenna is pregnant by her husband, an abusive man she does not love. Her closest friends are her two fellow waitresses, the awkward and seemingly uneducated (but history-loving) Dawn, and the sassy black lady, Becky. They try to encourage Jenna to get out of this marriage and are her biggest supporters. Jenna continues the pregnancy and tries to figure out how she can save up some money to enter a pie-making contest, so if she wins, she’ll have the funds she needs to leave Earl. When Jenna meets her new male gynecologist and sparks of lust start to fly between them, she’s forced to face up to all the things inside her that are hurting, and take action to change them. What begins as a story of a romantic love that helps to free Jenna from all the things chaining her to a miserable life becomes a story of love in so many other contexts. Jenna finds her happiness by accepting the kinds of love she truly deserves, especially the love that will be there for her the longest, and rejecting those who compromise her potential to feel powerful in her own life.