Tina Turner is saying FAREWELL to the INDUSTRY in the trailer for her new documentary set to air on HBO Max!
“I pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes.”
After entertaining fans for decades, Tina Turner uses her upcoming documentary to bid farewell to the music industry. On Twitter, Turner shared the news and the trailer for her HBO Max documentary, Tina, which follows the legendary singer’s early life and childhood through her decades-long career. “I am excited to share the official trailer for #TinaFilm, a never-before-seen look into my life,” she tweeted.
If you recall, back in 1993, we got a taste of the iconic star’s life behind the glitz and glam in the motion picture ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It.’ Angela Bassett portrayed Tina and Laurence Fisbourne played Ike in electrifying performances from both. The legendary rocker then shared even more of her life in the autobiography I, Tina.
Now we get to see a side of Tina that we have not seen before…
With a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audiotapes, personal photos, and new interviews, including with the singer herself, Tina presents an unvarnished and dynamic account of the life and career of music icon Tina Turner.
It will feature interviews with Turner herself, conducted in her hometown of Zurich, Switzerland and features never-before-seen footage, audio tapes and personal photos.
‘Tina’ covers her life and work with then husband Ike Turner, having climbed the charts with songs like River Deep – Mountain High and Proud Mary, as well as the abuse she suffered and subsequent divorce.
Having lost everything in the divorce, Turner spent several years in Las Vegas, performing in cabaret clubs and appearing on television variety shows before recording Private Dancer in 1983 and spawning hits such as What’s Love Got To Do With It.
“My mother used to sit in the window of the kitchen when she was making dinner on Sundays. I used to just watch her. She was just so pretty,” Turner said in the trailer. “One day, she wasn’t in that window. She was never in it
Who better to tell her story but Tina herself!?
“I wanted her to come for me. I waited, and she never did. And it’s alright — you know why?” she adds. “I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes. And I’m here for you.”
Turner touches on how her mother Zelma left her family when Turner was just 11.
Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall, and Tina’s husband Erwin Bach are featured in the intimate documentary interviews.
“Tina is the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms,” said Simon and Jonathan Chinn. “From her early career as the queen of R&B to her record-breaking sell-out arena tours of the ’80s, Tina Turner draws back the curtain to invite us into her private world in a way she has never done before. We are thrilled to be partnering with Universal, Altitude and HBO to bring the film to audiences around the world.”
‘Tina’ IMPACTS on HBO MAX on March 27th….