Willowdean, aka Dumplin’, has just started a revolution against the stereotype of pageants. As the daughter of a former beauty queen, she’s never been able to live up to her mother’s idea of beauty, and her small Texas town never lets her forget it. With the help of her best friend and a crew of Dolly Parton impersonators, Dumplin’ slowly comes into her own and Miss Teen Bluebonnet is officially underway.