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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

The movie was about Anna Mae Bullock. Her mother left her with her grandmother when she was a little girl. Anna Mae lived with her grandmother until her grandmother died, then she went to live with her mother. Anna Mae was eighteen when she went to live with her mother, and sister. She had to go to the club where her sister worked whenever her mother wanted privacy.
Ike Turner was singing at the club where her sister worked. Every night Ike would let different women come on stage and sing with him. One night Anna Mae went on stage to sing and Ike said she was very good. Ike went to her home the next day and asked her mother if she could sing with his band. Anna Mae became the lead singer. All the musicians and back up singers lived with Ike, and Ike’s girlfriend and their two boys lived there too. His girlfriend was jealous of Anna Mae because she knew that Ike wanted to be with her, and she was hurting because Ike was unfaithful. One night they rehersal until late, and Ike told Anna Mae it was too late for her to go home, and he would call her mother and let her know Anna Mae was going to stay the night. Ike’s girlfriend went into the room where Anna Mae was, and she put a gun in Anna Mae’s face and asked her “ what was going on” Anna Mae begged her not to shoot her. The girlfriend went back to her room where her two little boys were and tried to kill herself with that gun. Ike’s girlfriend and their two boys moved away. Anna Mae and Ike became lovers, and had a baby. Anna Mae was very sick after she had the baby. The doctor said she should stay in the hospital for a while, but Ike has big plans for Anna Mae, and did not have time for her to be sick. Anna Mae became Mrs. Tina Turner, because Ike Turner wanted full control of her. Ike started insulting Tina as soon as they were marred. One night Tina told Ike that she did not feel like performing because her throat was sore. Ike called her a bad name, because he was only happy when Tina was doing what he wanted her to do. Ike would flirt with other women, and he was unfaithful. Tina’s mother told her not to worry about his unfaithfulness because he was just being a man. Ike started using cocaine, and he would hit Tina, and take her by the hair and drag her across the floor in front of the children because she said that all of his songs sound the same. Ike would keep all the money Tina made, and after he would abuse her, he would buy her gifts. Ike was jealous because Tina was asked to record with another producer, he told her that she did very good job with the song. One morning Tina, Ike, one of the musician, and one of the back up singers were having breakfast, and Ike wanted Tina to have a piece of cake she said that she did not want any cake, and Ike slapped her. The other female singer spoke up for Tina, and Ike knock her down on the floor. She called him a very bad name, and she told him that she did not have to take that from him and she quit. When Ike went to sleep that night Tina took the boys and left. She bought a bus ticket and was going home to her mother. While Tina was in the women room Ike took the boys off the bus and put them in his car. When Tina came out of the women room he made her get in the car, and took her back home. Ike was being irresponsible with money; he was always yelling, insulting, criticizing, humiliating, and choking Tina. Once when he was chocking her he raped her. One night Tina looks like she was having a nervous break down. While Ike was taking her to the hospital he told her if she did not be all right, he was going to kill her. He was not concern about her being sick he wanted her to be able to perform. When Tina got home from the hospital Ike was complaining about the bills and the boys, and cursing her, and ready for her to get back to work. Ike was always high on drugs and alcohol. Tina visited a friend who introduced her to Buddhism and told her how to find inter strength. One day Ike was beating Tina in the car he took his shoes off and began to beat her with them. Tina had found the strength to fight back. She was biting and hitting, and fighting with all her might. Ike was shocked because he was loosing control. Tina packed a bag and left Ike that night she was running for her life. Tina went to a hotel asked for the manager told him who she was, and that she needed a room but did not have enough money, but if he let her stay, there that she would surely pay him. The manager told her that he would be honored. Tina filed for a divorce. The only thing she wanted was her stage name. She was granted her divorce and was allowed to keep her stage name. Tina Turner went solo, and gain control of her life. Ike waited outside in the parking lot for Tina one night with some roses. He wanted to talk to her about the bills he had, and he wanted her to come back to him. She told him that he made those bills and he had to pay them. Tina told him that she was not coming back to him. Ike started to insult her, and he told her that he made her, and she would be nothing without him, especially with the kind of songs that she was singing now. Tina got out of his car and broke his window with the roses. Ike begins to abuse and beat their son. The boy came to Tina and told her that Ike said he was going to kill her, and he was afraid for his mother. Tina was not afraid. One night Ike came into Tina’s dressing room. He had a gun and he told Tina that he would kill her, but she had inner strength and was not afraid of Ike. He had lost control forever. Tina walked out of her dressing room with her head up high and she did not look back. Tina made it to the top without Ike Turner.…...

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