This year is shaping up to be the year every icon tells their story! With two biopics dropping for Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin (why do we need two of each is a mystery), Cicely Tyson debuted her memoir and now, a Tina Turner documentary. HBO has recently announced that their "Tina" documentary will debut chronicling the rise to fame of the legendary rock star.
According to Shadow and Act:
"The doc is described as "a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s."
The documentary is described as an "unvarnished, dynamic account features insightful interviews with Tina herself, conducted in her hometown of Zurich, Switzerland, and with those closest to her. It also features a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audio tapes and personal photos, telling a deep and absorbing story about the queen of rock ‘n’ roll in all its complexity."
HBOMax has been releasing quite a few top notch films as of late with the chart topping release of "The Little Things" starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto and the upcoming "Judas and the Black Messiah" starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield. Both movies were critically acclaimed even before they dropped on the streaming service. HBOMax is quickly beginning to put others to shame but, the battle isn't over just yet. Their competitors are all in the kitchen cooking up comebacks of their own.
If you don't have HBOMax, you should grab it soon because more great movies are coming! "Tina" will debut Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. We'll be watching!