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‘TINA’ Documentary Gets Full-Length Trailer: Watch

On Wednesday, HBO released the first official trailer for TINA, the upcoming documentary about the iconic singer’s life and decades-long career. The new clip addresses the ups and downs of Tina Turner, from her rocky childhood to her contentious divorce from husband and band mate, to her miraculous “comeback.”

“Look what I have done in this lifetime with this body of a girl from a cotton field that proved myself above what was not taught to me,” the now-81-year-old artist states in the trailer. “I had an abusive life,” referring to her marriage to Mr Turner. “There’s no other way to tell the story. Buddhism was a way out.” “I started really seeing that I had to make a change. Divorce, I got nothing. No money, no house. So I said, I’ll just take my name,” she adds. And the rest is history.

Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the forthcoming film follows the singer’s initial rise to stardom, her private struggles as a survivor of abuse at the hands of ex-husband/music collaborator Ike Turner, and her remarkable career resurgence in the 1980s. According to the HBO press release, the documentary makes great use of primary source material, including a “stunning amount of archival footage spanning 60 years,” interviews with Tina herself, figures such as Angela Bassett, husband/former record exec Erwin Bach, Oprah Winfrey, and more.

The highly-anticipated TINA documentary is slated to go live on HBO on March 27th.

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