Here’s The Teaser Trailer For HBO’s Tina Turner Documentary “Tina”

February 24, 2021 / Posted by:

Lord knows we can never have enough well-made documentary films about our female musical icons. OK, we’ve had enough about Whitney, but you know what I mean. I’m talking about ones that explore the struggles and triumphs of women who rose to stardom (or in some cases 20 feet from it) despite the odds. As such, HBO has just released a teaser trailer for Tina, their upcoming documentary about Tina Turner, which, according to IndieWire, draws on “a wealth of never-before-seen footage spanning 60 years, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews with Turner herself.” Yes, thank you, I’ll have two. While her life and career have already been portrayed on the big screen, you’d be hard-pressed to find a subject more iconic, inspirational, or necessary than Tina Motherfucking Turner. You know what, on second thought, I’ll take five, and I’ll have a look at that dessert menu as well.

Here’s the trailer. I don’t know where Tina got the nerve, the gall, or the audacity to look like she does in that opening shot at 81 years of age, but I’m assuming the doc will let us know.

Tina was right. We don’t need another hero. We’ve got her. IndieWire adds:

The documentary features interviews with Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall (“P-Valley”), and Tina’s husband Erwin Bach, among others.

Oscar-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin are leading this feature-length look at Turner’s lengthy career. The duo took home the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2011 for “Undefeated,” a look at a struggling high school football team. In 2017, they won an Emmy for “LA 92,” which charted the 1992 Los Angeles uprising.

As many people know, Tina’s lived in Switzerland with her husband since the 90s. So, true story, I also lived in Switzerland for a couple of years, in Zurich, which is a couple of boat stops down the lake from Küsnacht, the town Tina lives in. Tina, forgive me, but I spent many days stalking the shit out of her. “Have you ever seen Tina Tuner?!” was the first question I asked everybody I met. And many people had! I eventually found out which house was hers and walked around it hoping for a glimpse. I’m not proud of this, but on more than one occasion I would go do my little shopping at the grocery store closest to where she lives on the chance I’d bump into her there. I even wrote myself a little script in my head for how I’d strike up a casual conversation with her, noting we were probably the only Black American women within a 50-mile radius hoping she’d invite me over for tea or some shit. But I never saw her. To this day, it’s one of my life’s greatest disappointments. Tina, if you’re reading this, that was me, I was the creep lingering by the expensive cheese at the Migros! Can I come over for tea?

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