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Jennifer Aniston is a former beauty queen in first trailer for 'Dumplin''

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Wade Sheridan
Jennifer Aniston stars in the first trailer for Netflix's Dumplin' alongside Danielle Macdonald. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jennifer Aniston stars in the first trailer for Netflix's "Dumplin'" alongside Danielle Macdonald. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston stars as a former beauty queen who is judges her daughter in a beauty pageant in the first trailer for Dumplin'.

The clip, released Wednesday, follows Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean Dickson, the plus-sized daughter of Aniston's Rosie Dickson who enters into her mother's pageant in protest.

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Willowdean's bold move soon encourages others to do the same, changing the pageant and a small Texas town in the process.

Willowdean, who is a big fan of Dolly Parton, trains for the pageant by visiting a drag queen show where she meets Ginger Minj of RuPaul's Drag Race fame.

"You know that Dolly saying, figure out who you are and do it on purpose," Minj says to Willowdean when asked for advice. Minj also appeared in Netflix's Super Drags animated series.

Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) is directing Dumplin' from a script by Kristin Hahn. Dumplin' is based on author Julie Murphy's best-selling novel of the same name. Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau and Bex Taylor-Klaus also star.

Dumplin' is set to arrive on Netflix and in select theaters on Dec. 7.

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The film will feature six new original songs recorded by Parton and co-written by Linda Perry. The soundtrack also features new versions of classic Parton songs that feature special guest vocalists such as Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Macdonald and Aniston.

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