New Tina Turner doc on HBO

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New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Apr 2021, 14:33

New Tina Turner doc! Should be good. Her career spans, what, six decades? HBO Max in the US, Sky in the UK.

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If you rightly believe Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock and Roll, then the new documentary Tina is an incredible coronation ceremony. The two-hour film, which features new interviews with Turner and several close friends and collaborators, is packed with fact after fun fact about her extraordinary career, from its humble beginnings, to its terrifying lows and blissful highs.

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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby Jimbly » 04 Apr 2021, 14:49

Does it cover her years mimicing drunk toddlers wearing their Grannies shoes?
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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby John aka Josh » 04 Apr 2021, 20:47

Definitely not the Queen of Rock and Roll, though she was an excellent live performer.
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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2021, 21:33

My bid for the Queen would be Suzi Quatro. She inspired a host of girl bands, riot grrrl, etc.
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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby Tactful Cactus » 05 Apr 2021, 11:51

I watched it. It's that new style of music doc where footage is underpinned with classical music, for extra gravitas. It's more Shakespearean epic than vh1 behind the music.

She is an incredible woman though, to have survived that level of abuse and come out strong, positive, smiling and forgiving, and she found happiness (in switzerland!) with her new husband.

Would recommend.

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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 Apr 2021, 12:50

She had a Buddhist mantra, which helped her through hard times. Went something like: "Nam myoho renge kyo".
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Re: New Tina Turner doc on HBO

Postby Tactful Cactus » 05 Apr 2021, 17:02

Correct! The following is no spoiler, but in the final scene she looked a little frail. I googled afterwards to see why, she had a stroke a few years ago and also fell and damaged her hip. She has signed up for assisted suicide (as you do in Switzerland), she says she wants to choose her own time to die. Also her first son sadly committed suicide recently. So it hasn't exactly been a serene retirement for her.