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Tina Turner Documentary Breaks Records

Singer, song writer and gay icon Tina Turner released a documentary on HBO Max as a farewell to her fans which drew in more viewers than any documentary released on the platform. 

The debut of “Tina” drew more than 1.1 million total viewers across all HBO platforms on Saturday night, making it the biggest premiere for an HBO documentary since 2019’s “Leaving Neverland.” The Bee Gees documentary, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” bowed to about 1 million total viewers across various HBO platforms.

“Tina” is an intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her unlikely rise to early fame, the personal and professional struggles throughout her life, and her even more improbable resurgence as a global star in the 1980s.

The documentary hails from Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin, Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Diane Becker.

Her inspirational story of overcoming domestic abuse and rebuilding her life and career afterwards has inspired countless gay fans throughout the years making her an iconic figure in the gay community. Turner also has the distinction of performing at the opening ceremonies of the first ever Gay Games in San Francisco in 1982.

Her infamous song catalogue and style has been imitated by drag queens for decades on platforms all across the world. 

Turner lives with her second husband Erwin Bach whom she married in 2013 after 27 years together in a civil ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich in Küsnacht, Switzerland where they currently reside. 

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