What's Love Got to Do with It
What's Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film based on the life of American music icon Tina Turner. It was directed by Brian Gibson and written by Kate Lanier. The film stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as her husband Ike Turner.
Raised in Nutbush, Tennessee in the early 1950s, Anna Mae Bullock returns from being sent home from her Baptist church for oversinging when she sees her mother Zelma leaving her home, this time for good. Returning back to her house, she is distraught over her mother leaving and is consoled by her grandmother Georgeanna. Six years later, a teenage Anna Mae relocates to St. Louis, where she reunites with her elder sister Alline and her mother. While in St. Louis, Anna is taken by Alline to a nightclub at East St. Louis where, after viewing a performance by charismatic bandleader named Ike Turner and his band the Kings of Rhythm, she pursues a position to sing with Turner after noting women coming onstage to sing with the musician. One night, Anna finally gets her chance to perform for Ike and impresses the bandleader so much that he offers to mentor her and produce her music. In time, Ike and Anna develop a close friendship.