Everyone’s loving Netflix’s new Dumplin’, and the movie’s Southern setting is part of its charm. From the footage of rural America to the characters’ accents, viewers get a real feel for the place where Willowdean “Will” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) lives with her mom Rosie (Jennifer Aniston).
Just like the Julie Murphy book on which it’s based, the movie is set in the fictional Clover City, Texas, home of the oldest beauty pageant in the state—run by Rosie and eventually entered by an indignant, Dolly Parton-obsessed Will. But the hit movie was actually filmed in Georgia.
Although iMDB lists Atlanta as one of the cities where Dumplin’ was shot, Netflix tells us they did not film in Atlanta proper. Most of the filming, including scenes at Harpy’s and Will’s house, took place in Jonesboro (population 4,755).