Gwen Shamblin Starving for Salvation is a new movie premiering on Lifetime® starring Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) as the title character that follows the life and career of controversial weight-loss guru Gwen Shamblin. The movie, based on true events, takes a closer look at Shamblin's rise to fame, her controversial weight-loss methods, and the impact it had on the people who followed her.

Gwen Shamblin is introduced as a woman with a passion for helping people lose weight. She starts a weight-loss program that quickly becomes popular, and her followers are grateful for her guidance and support. However, as her popularity grows, so does the controversy surrounding her methods. Critics question the extreme caloric restriction and strict dietary restrictions that Shamblin imposes on her followers, claiming that it is a form of abuse.

The movie also delves into Shamblin's personal life and her relationship with her husband and co-founder of her program, David Shamblin. It highlights their differences in opinion and the impact it had on their relationship and their business.

Throughout the film, viewers are presented with both sides of the argument, as former followers and family members speak about their experiences with Shamblin's program and their views on her methods. The movie raises important questions about the weight-loss industry, the influence of guru figures, and the impact that strict diets can have on a person's mental and physical health.

Gwen Shamblin Starving for Salvation is a powerful and thought-provoking film that will leave viewers with a lot to ponder. It is a must-watch for anyone who has been affected by weight-loss programs or the influence of guru figures. The movie highlights the importance of being aware of the methods used by weight-loss programs and the impact they can have on a person's life.

Gwen Shamblin Starving for Salvation premieres on Lifetime at 8pm ET on Saturday February 4. Tune in to watch this not to be missed movie live or set your DVR and catch up later.