Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to her watch and drool over the hot programs Link Larkin, Tracy's mother Edna's much dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be next in the Corny Collins show. With all the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber and her mother Velma Von paintings. Tracy then decides that it's not fair to the kids only black can dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, father and Edna, she's going to integrate the program ..... without mop'minh do!