Scooby-Doo’s Velma Is Formally Queer

Fan-favorite Scooby-Doo character Velma’s new crush was simply launched within the animated franchise’s Halloween particular “Trick or Deal with Scooby-Doo!,” and followers of the enduring character will probably be pleased to know it is a lady.

Velma Dinkley is an excellent, quirky character whose sexuality has lengthy been speculated about amongst Scooby-Doo followers. Whereas it has by no means been explicitly explored within the long-running cartoon collection or any of its prior diversifications, many followers have lengthy believed she’s queer, and now, it is official.

In a clip from the “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” animated particular, which hit Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 4, Velma delivers her well-known “Jinkies!” line when she lays eyes on a personality named Coco Diablo. Whereas Coco is objectively lovely together with her lengthy, flowing hair and classy garments, all Velma sees is her nice turtleneck, her sick glasses, and her animal plushies earlier than she deduces Coco is completely sensible and develops an instantaneous crush.

Followers have been thrilled about this growth in Velma’s characterization, raving in regards to the particular and its impression on Twitter.

And because it seems, Velma may have been canonically queer lengthy prior to now. James Gunn, who wrote and directed the 2001 live-action “Scooby-Doo” film and its 2004 sequel, beforehand stated in 2020 that he had tried to make Velma homosexual when he tackled the beloved characters.

“I attempted!” Gunn stated within the now-deleted tweet (by way of People). “In 2001 Velma was explicitly homosexual in my preliminary script. However the studio simply saved watering it down & watering it down, turning into ambiguous (the model shot), then nothing (the launched model) & lastly having a boyfriend (the sequel).”

Whereas it could have taken far too lengthy (Scooby-Doo first premiered in 1969), followers are ecstatic in regards to the new LGBTQ+ illustration within the Thriller Inc. universe. “Trick or Deal with Scooby-Doo!” is out there on VOD now by Amazon Prime video.

Picture Supply: YouTube person Warner Bros. Leisure

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