by Gina Williams
March 17, 2021
Tina Turner Says ‘Goodbye’ to Fans in New Documentary Trailer [WATCH]
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.
The only way to tell my story. I am excited to share the official trailer for #TinaFilm, a never before seen look into my life.
— TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) March 10, 2021
In 1993, we got a taste of the music star’s life behind the glitz and glam in the film What’s Love Got to Do With It, where Angela Bassett played Tina and Laurence Fisbourne played Ike. The legendary singer also shared more of her life in the autobiography I, Tina.
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.
“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 again.”
“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.
Watch the teaser for Tina: