Ever since Dumplin’ premiered on Netflix on Dec. 7, 2018, it quickly became one of our favorite movies. Starring Luke Benward, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, we’ve probably watched it a million times already. I mean, with a cast as epic as that, it’s hard not to fall in love with it, right?
When you love a movie as much as we all are loving Dumplin’, it’s only natural to want to know everything about it. Including where it was filmed! So we went ahead and uncovered all the filming locations for the hilarious flick. Although the book and movie are set in Clover City, a fictional place in Texas — they didn’t actually film any of the movie in the Lone Star State. According to Country Living, they actually filmed the movie in a bunch of small cities in Georgia!
The cast and crew moved around quite a bit while they were making the epic film. For those hilarious drag club scenes, where Willowdean and her friends head to “The Hideaway” for some inspiration, they actually filmed them in a western-dance bar called Southern Comfort Restaurant and Lounge in Conley — a small city south of Atlanta.
It looks totally different in real life, right? It’s crazy how much a film studio can change a place! As for the pageant part of the movie, they headed to Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, GA, for those scenes.
Plus, some of the school scenes were also shot in Marietta’s middle school and high school.
Next, the cast headed to Covington, a city in the South-East of Georgia, to film the town square scenes, and Jonesboro for the scenes at Harpy’s and Will’s house. As for the pool scenes, those were shot in Conyers, a city in the East area of Georgia.
And Dumplin’ isn’t the movie that was filmed in the Peach State! It turns out, three out of the four Hunger Games movies were filmed there! Plus, the Netflix original TV show Stranger Things was also shot in Georgia, so it’s a pretty popular movie location.
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