New Tina Turner documentary a fitting swan song for an icon

New Tina Turner documentary a fitting swan song for an icon
Tina and Ikettes performing, January 1976. - Photograph by Courtesy of Rhonda Graam/HBO/TNS

It only needs one word: “Tina.” The new documentary about the hardscrabble life of one of music’s most vaunted superstars — Tina Turner — is a blazing dive into the seesawing success and horrors of her life with the abusive Ike Turner, her unlikely — yet spectacular — return as a middle-aged rock strutter in the ’80s and her current state of retirement in Europe with longtime love Erwin Bach. Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the Oscar-winning directors behind “Undefeated” and “LA 92,” teamed again to showcase Turner’s extraordinary life in the film, which debuts Saturday on HBO Max. Even fans famili...

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