Tina Turner triumphs over 'abusive life' in electrifying HBO documentary trailer

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Tina Turner triumphs over 'abusive life' in electrifying HBO documentary trailer
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What is success, if not strength persevering? Forgive the WandaVision paraphrase, but the first full trailer for HBO's Tina documentary shows that Tina Turner's greatest success came after enduring a famously abusive relationship that was the worst part of her life.

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Would it really be a modern HBO documentary if it didn't detail domestic and sexual abuse involving celebrities? As Turner herself says in the new trailer, "I had an abusive life. There's no other way to tell the story." But it seems like Tina will not involve as much legal investigation or testimony as previous HBO documentaries like Leaving Neverland and Allen v. Farrow. Most of the trailer consists of footage of Turner performing, both in her early days in Ike Turner's band and from her comeback as a solo artist in the '80s.

Tina is directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin (Undefeated). In addition to Turner herself, the film also features interviews with Angela Bassett (who earned an Oscar nomination for portraying Turner in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got To Do With It?), Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall, Turner's husband Erwin Bach, and more.

Tina comes to HBO on March 27. In the meantime, watch the new trailer above.

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