If you don’t
know what a “pimp mafia,” “down ho” or “fresh turnout” is, you’ll get a quick
education in a three-part reality TV series that starts airing Dec. 8 at 10
p.m. EST on the Investigation Discovery, part of the
Discovery Communications channel line up.
Saved on the Strip
follows Annie Lobért, founder of the faith-based organization Hookers for Jesus,
as she ventures out from her office on the Las Vegas Strip to free women from
the violence and exploitation of the sex industry.
America, more than 100,000 young women each year are bought and sold against
their will, and confront the dangers of violence daily,” says Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of
Investigation Discovery. “By showcasing Annie Lobért’s innovative efforts, Hookers:
Saved on the Strip shines a klieg light on this abusive and growing
industry, as well as those who successfully escape from it.”
With a little
help from her friend, pastor Benny Perez of The Church at
South Las Vegas, Lobért has established Destiny House, a transitional home
that provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment for women sharing a common past
and a desire for a brand-new start.
Saved on the Strip
chronicles three women who are living at the Destiny House, as Lobért assists
them with rebuilding, reorganizing and re-establishing their lives. Freeing
themselves from the control of their pimps, confronting their checkered legal
problems and embracing the reality of supporting themselves financially are all
priorities for the women living at the Destiny House.
Lobért and her
volunteers from Hookers for Jesus are willing to go where other organizations
are reluctant to venture, including the chaotic casino floors, flashy
nightclubs and hidden realms of escort services to reach out directly to women
who are seeking a way out.
what life is like on the streets. She sold her body in Sin City for more than a
decade. She serves as a model for what women can expect as Christ restores
In addition to
profiling the three women, the show will feature Lobért at home, where she has
built a life with husband Oz Fox, lead guitarist of
Stryper, a Christian heavy metal band. Cameras capture their lives as they
support each other in their careers and confront decisions like starting a
family of their own.