Tina Turner’s story is told in a new HBO documentary, which traces her life from the abusive professional and personal relationship with Ike Turner in the 1960s to her retirement today in Switzerland. Tina features new interviews with the 81-year-old music legend, as well as recently unearthed footage of the singer behind “River Deep, Mountain High”, “The Best”, “Private Dancer” and many more.
How to watch ‘Tina’ online
The documentary Tina Turner airs on HBO on Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. Viewers who have HBO as part of their online streaming package on services such as Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Verizon Fios, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV will be able to stream the documentary live.
however, Tina is also coming to HBO Max. Unlike other streamer content, which becomes available shortly after it airs on TV, Tina will be released on HBO Max and HBO at the same time. So it’ll be on HBO Max starting Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT.
Viewers who hope to watch the documentary online without paying will be disappointed. HBO Max got rid of its free trial after the service started streaming Warner Bros. movies. such as Wonder Woman 1984 and The small things at the same time they hit theaters, like Netflix, which dropped its free trial last year. Watch Tina Online on HBO Max, fans will have to pay at least $ 14.99 for a one-month subscription.
However, there is a way for viewers to get a week of free HBO Max. Customers who sign up for the service as an add-on to Hulu get a seven-day free trial of HBO Max.
The official synopsis for the two-hour documentary reads: “Told in five powerful acts, this film by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin is an intimate and revealing look at the life and career of Tina Turner, retracing the Queen from rock ‘n’ roll to early fame, its lifelong personal and professional struggles, and its unlikely resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.
Interviewees include Turner and her husband Erwin Bach, as well as Oprah Winfrey, actress Angela Bassett, who played the singer in What does love have to do with it, journalists Carl Arrington and Kurt Loder and playwright Katori Hall.
According to several people involved in the documentary, this is Turner’s official farewell to his fans. Bach told BBC News: “This is it. Closing.” The directors of the film, Lindsay and Martin, said it was his way of saying, “I appreciate all this love for myself, but I’m done, I’m tired, I just want to live in retirement.”