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"Motormouth" Maybelle
The 1988 and the 2007 Maybelle


"Motormouth" Maybelle (Stubbs)




Seaweed J. Stubbs (son)
Little Inez Stubbs (daughter)


Tracy Turnblad
Edna Turnblad
Penny Pingleton (probably)
The Dynamites


Amber Von Tussle (probably)
Velma Von Tussle
Franklin Von Tussle (1988 only)


Hairspray (1988 film)
Hairspray (2007 film)

Portrayed by:

Ruth Brown (1988)
Queen Latifah (2007)
Jennifer Hudson (2016)

Motormouth Maybelle is a character on the film/musical of Hairspray, in 1988 2007 and 2016 films. She is an R&B record producer and is the mother of Seaweed and Little Inez. It is unknown who the father of Seaweed and Inez and husband of Maybelle.

She also hosts "Negro Day". In the 2007 film through her song Big, Blond and Beautiful she manages to convince Edna that being beautiful isn't necessarily about being thin.

Song list 1969-2012 Edit

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