HBO has released a first look at their new documentary on the life of the iconic Tina Turner.
“Tina,” directed by Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin, and Lightbox, will document the rock ’n roll and soul singer’s early rise to fame, her personal and professional struggles, as well as her resurgence as a phenomenon in the 1980s.
Via The Wrap:
“Tina” begins in the fall of 1981 when she sits down for an interview with Carl Arrington for People Magazine, five years after she had filed for divorce from Ike Turner and had already recorded hits like “A Fool in Love”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” In that interview, she would reveal that her supposedly healthy marriage was full of abuse and torture she had suffered during her marriage and how she made her escape after years of trauma, and the article would be the first of many that would paint her as a survivor.
The film then shows how she spent years performing in Vegas before finally hitting it big again with her album “Private Dancer” and her No. 1 single “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” “Tina” shows how Turner continued to privately wrestle with her own survivor narrative even as she performed with superstars and in front of record crowds. It concludes with Turner taking a bow at the opening night of the Broadway musical about her life.
The documentary will also include interviews from Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Katori Hall, Kurt Loder, and others.
“Tina” will debut on HBO and HBO Max on March 27.
Watch the teaser below:
Will you be tuned in?