This New Netflix Film Features A Plus-Size Teenager With A Beauty Queen Mom

It's a film adaptation of Julie Murphy's bestselling book, 'Dumplin'.'
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Okay, so imagine yourself as an outspoken plus-size teenager who lives in a small town that's obsessed with beauty pageants. Then add a former beauty queen as your mom who runs the local teen pageant, with some people mistaking your best friend for your mom's daughter (not you). This is Willowdean Dickson's life. 

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This new Netflix film (which comes out December 7) is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Julie Murphy. It also has a sequel titled Puddin', in case you want a head start and can't wait to know what happens next! The film adaptation stars Jennifer Aniston as small-town celebrity Rosie Dickson and Danielle Macdonald as her daughter Willowdean whom she nicknames "Dumplin'."

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Deciding that "enough is enough," Willowdean decides to join the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant as a protesta protest in heels. She wants to prove that anyone can win the pageant. What she doesn't expect is for other "non-conventional" beauties to follow in her footsteps and sign up too! 

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Dumplin' also features music by Dolly Parton and we get to hear Jennifer with an adorable Southern accent! Watch the trailer for Dumplin' below: 

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