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The 'Friends' alum plays a former beauty queen whose plus-sized teenage girl aspires to follow the footsteps of her mother without conforming to traditional beauty standards.

AceShowbiz - Prepare to laugh while at the same time getting inspired by Netflix's new original movie, "Dumplin' ". The streaming service has launched the first trailer for viewing pleasure, featuring Jennifer Aniston as a former beauty queen.

At the center of the story is Willowdean, the daughter of Aniston's character Rosie Dickson. Nicknamed "Dumplin' " by her mother and called "Will" by her friends, she grew up with minor presence by her mother who was too busy competing in pageant shows.

Unlike her popular and seemingly perfect mother, Will is an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl who confidently ignores comments about her weight in her small Texas town. One day, the fan of Dolly Parton decides to enter the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant, which is now run by her mother, much to her mother's surprise.

Will aspires to break the standard of beauty and encourages other contestants to join the competition, giving the jury a hard time. "There's nothing in the rules that say big girls need not apply," her friend says in protest.

At her worse time, she finds encouragement from some people around her. "I think you're beautiful. The hell with anyone else made you feel less than that," a male pal tells her. "Figure out who you are and do it on purpose," another advises her when she seems lost.

Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Julie Murphy, "Dumplin' " is directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Kristin Hahn. Danielle Macdonald stars as the title character, with Luke Benward, Odeya Rush and Dove Cameron taking other roles.

The movie will play in select U.S. theaters and be available for streaming on Netflix on December 7. The movie's soundtrack album, which features a new rendition of Parton's "Here I Am" featuring Sia Furler and new Parton song "Girl in the Movies", will hit the stores on November 30.

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