“I lived an abusive life. There is no other way to tell the story,” says Tina Turner in the new trailer for “Tina”. The rock star discusses her struggles and victories in the upcoming HBO documentary.
Turner reveals that Buddhism helped her survive her abusive marriage and toxic career relationship with Ike Turner. “I was really starting to see that I had to make a change,” she recalls. She came out of their divorce with “nothing” but the rights to her name, which they previously used in their collaborative music work.
But she was able to build her career, independent of Ike, with that name. With a dream to be “the first black rock and roll singer to pack places like The Stones”, she went on to sell 100 million records to become a cultural icon. She is also an inspiration to other survivors. “Her story reached a lot of people who felt they had to hide their secrets away in their depths,” we were told at once.
Oprah Winfrey and Angela Bassett, who received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Turner in “What Love Has To Do,” and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” writer Kattori Hall, also provided commentary on “Tina.” The document contains archive footage collected from more than 60 years.
Many of Turner’s songs include “What Love Has To Do,” “Let’s stay Together,” and “Private Dancer.” She has won eight Grammy Awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.
“Tina” will air on March 27th on HBO and HBO Max.