Shelley starred as Frankie, a truck stop waitress looking to move on from her former flame, Gabe (played by Paul Michael Glaser), in the 1984 TV movie Single Bars, Single Women. The film explored the bar scene as seen in the eyes of women. It was a time when gender roles were evolving; and the line dividing the roles of both men and women in relationships were beginning to blur. Tony Danza, Christine Lahti and Mare Winningham round out the cast. It was directed by Shelley's future hubby Harry Winer.