Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin‘s Tina (HBORollin’ On Teh Rive Max, 3.27), a life of Tina Turner doc, will presumably explore the occasionally abusive relationship she endured with longtime romantic and musical partner Ike Turner (1931-2007), who struggled with cocaine-exacerbated issues in the ’70s. That’s a polite way of saying he was an abusive dick.
Given today’s climate, the doc will presumably come down hard on Ike — how could it not? But will it show Tina’s microphone fellatio routine that she performed during 1969 Rolling Stones tour? Not cool by #MeToo standards,
Tina, now 81, became a Swiss citizen in 2013. She lives in Château Algonquin, built on the edge of Lake Zurich in Küsnacht, Switzerland.
Remember the big-hair ’80s? Tina really went there.
Wiki excerpt: “In his autobiography Takin’ Back My Name (1999), Ike stated, ‘Sure, I’ve slapped Tina. We had fights and there have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her.”
“In a 1999 interview on The Roseanne Show, Roseanne Barr urged Ike to publicly apologize to Tina. In 2007, Ike told Jet that he still loved Tina, and he had written her a letter apologizing for “putting her and the kids through that kind of stuff”, especially his womanizing, but he never sent it.
“After his death on December 12, 2007, Tina issued a brief statement through her spokesperson: ‘Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike in more than 30 years. No further comment will be made.'”