"Dumplin" Was Filmed in These Three Small Georgia Towns
The fictional Texas town of Clover City actually came to life in Georgia.
There’s a lot to love about Netflix’s new film adaptation of Dumplin’, from Dolly Parton’s original soundtrack and Jennifer Aniston’s performance to the on-the-nose representation of rural life in the South—accents included.
Like the best-selling book by Julie Murphy that it’s based on, the movie also takes place in the fictional Texas town of Clover City, though fans might be surprised to learn that it was actually filmed throughout Georgia.
IMDb reports that Dumplin' was shot in the large, well-known cities of Atlanta and Marietta, but also in the much smaller towns of Covington (population 14,044), Conyers (16,015) and Jonesboro (4,724). Interestingly, Covington and Conyers were also featured in another Parton-related project. As Country Living points out, both towns appeared in the sparkly songstress’s 2015 movie about her life, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors.
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Netflix’s Dumplin’ stars Danielle Macdonald as Dumplin’, the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen played by Aniston. After signing up for her mom’s pageant as a protest, this unlikely heroine manages to revolutionize not only the pageant, but their small Texas town too.