In a move that will have LGBTQ+ stans everywhere saying ‘f***ing finally’, Velma has officially been confirmed as lesbian in the new Scooby-Doo movie.
After clips from Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo went viral on Twitter, fans have shared their delight at the iconic character’s sexuality finally being confirmed. You can see the trailer to the new film here:
In the clip, onlookers are greeted by a very hot and flustered Velma Dinkley, who is left only managing to utter a very small ‘jinkies’ after running into a cool, calm and collected Coco Diablo - a costume designer, no less.
There’s only one emotion that can cause a reaction of this type, and it’s love.
The prospect of a gay relationship between Velma and another character has long been teased for fans of the franchise.
Viewers have now taken to Twitter to share their excitement at the confirmed LGBTQ+ storyline, which is a first for Scooby-Doo.
In one tweet, which has racked up a whopping 100,000 plus likes, the social media user penned: “OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY.”
Meanwhile, another onlooker described how the Queer community previously suspected her character was gay.
They wrote: “Scooby-Doo Movie: Velma is officially lesbian!
“The entire Queer community: Um, duh.”
Even Scooby-Doo creatives hoped to define the character’s sexuality in previous films - with James Gunn, who was the mind behind the Noughties live-action remakes, recently admitting that they were never able to make Velma officially a lesbian in the films.
OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY CANON CANON IN THE MOVIES LETS GOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/0ilx2uid1q— Trin 🎃 (@MythicalLlamaXO) October 3, 2022
In a recent Q&A on Twitter, Guardians of the Galaxy director Gunn, who penned the screenplay for Scoob’s big-screen outing, explained Velma was actually gay in his first script until it was ‘watered down’ by Warner Bros.
One Twitter user wrote to Gunn, urging: “Please make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true.”
He replied: “I tried! In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script. But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel).”
But fans engrossed with Velma’s recently liberated character can get to grips with the storyline in the new film, which is centred around Halloween.
Per the synopsis on Amazon Movies, the movie description reads: “Menacing ghosts of the Scooby crew and favourite classic foes are threatening Halloween. With trick-or-treating on the line, it’s up to Mystery Inc. to save the day!”
We're certainly thrilled that both Velma and Scooby-Doo viewers finally get the representation they deserve.
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