Get your first look at HBO’s new Tina Turner documentary

By ABC Audio

Rhonda Graam Courtesy of HBOA new trailer for HBO’s Tina Turner documentary, Tina, has just been released, and it features the music icon sharing a painful memory from her childhood.

“My mother used to sit in the window of the kitchen when she was making dinner on Sundays. I used to just watch her; I thought she was so pretty. One day, she wasn’t in that window,” says the 81-year-old legend in a voiceover, recalling when her mother abandoned the family when Tina was just 11. “She was never in it again. I wanted her to come for me, and I waited. She never did.”

Tina’s voiceover, which now sounds like it was recorded at a different time, continues, “And it’s all right. You know why? I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulls myself above the destruction and the mistakes — and I’m here for you!”

The voiceover is set to a montage of images of Tina throughout her career, from her humble beginnings, to her time with her abusive ex-husband Ike Turner, to her struggling solo years and eventual emergence as a global superstar in the ’80s. Throughout, we hear Tina sing one of her signature tunes: Her cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Proud Mary.”

Tina debuts Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. EST on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Tina is currently nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist; she’s already in as part of Ike & Tina Turner.

By Andrea Dresdale
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