Lifetime's 'Girlfriend Intervention' Cast Each Have Something Different To Add To the Controversial Series

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Are you a fan of reality makeover shows? A new one has officially hit the scene, and it's definitely like nothing we've ever seen before. Lifetime's Girlfriend Intervention is, according to the network itself, all about a group of experts who want to "help restore one woman's confidence and inner glow," but the sneak peek reveals that the experts are a panel of black women offering their assistance to seemingly unstylish, bookish white women in what Variety calls the style of Queer Eye For the Straight Guy. Are you cringing yet?

It's not that makeover shows aren't always a good idea, because they totally are — but if this one relies on stereotypes to get its point across, it might end up being short-lived. The real question is whether or not the show will just end up offending its audience, especially since despite the fact that the show has yet to premiere, it's already stirring up controversy. Yikes!

Does the concept pique your interest? Click through the slideshow to meet the show's makeover team, and then tune in to the series premiere Wednesday, August 27 at 10 p.m.

Image: Richard Knapp/Lifetime

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