Looks like Tuna Turner’s life story is making its way to the big screen as HBO released the official trailer for her documentary, which is set to follow the legendary singer’s early life and childhood through her decades-long career.
The 81-year-old shares, ‘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. 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? I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes. And I’m here for you.’
I couldn’t be more excited to share with you the teaser trailer for #TinaFilm, a never before seen look into my life premiering on @HBOMax US March 27, @SkyTV UK March 28 and releasing internationally in Spring 2021 🎬 pic.twitter.com/ANtzwJuoEk
— TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) February 23, 2021
The brief interview then turns to Turner’s youth. At 11, Turner’s mother Zelma left her family and the abusive relationship she had with Turner’s father.
The documentary is directed by Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin and Lightbox offers a ‘revealing and intimate look at the life and career’ of Turner, according to the official synopsis.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) February 23, 2021
The documentary features interview with Tina in her hometown of Zurich, Switzerland and shows new footage, audio tapes, personal photos of the queen of rock ‘n’ roll.
Tina will be released on March 27th.