The latest Scooby-Doo animated movie, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, includes Lesbian Velma as official canon.
Velma’s sexual orientation has been confirmed by the Halloween installment of the popular franchise from director Audie Harrison, which centers on Mystery Inc.’s adventures against the leader of an infamous costume crime organization.
IGN also confirmed on Twitter writing that Velma clearly has a crush on the female character Coco Diablo in the new animated movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! They also described that it came 2 years after James Gunn says he tried to make Velma canonically gay in the 2002 movie.
Much to the delight of the Scooby-Doo audience, the head of the infamous crime organization Coco Diablo (voiced by Myrna Velasco) falls for the brainiac (voiced by Kate Micucci) in the movie.
On Twitter, there have been a number of scenes that show an agitated Velma. Grey Griffin’s character Daphne teases her fellow mystery solver about the evident attraction in one episode.
I had no idea that felons were your type, she quips. An anxious Velma dismisses the remarks before stating, “Who am I kidding, I guess? Daphne, I’m totally crushing on you!”
In the animated movie, Shaggy is voiced by Fred and Matthew Lillard, and Scooby-Doo is voiced by Frank Welker. While Velma’s sexual orientation has mostly remained a mystery, both James Gunn, who scripted the live-action movies in the early 2000s, and Tony Cervone, a producer on the Mystery Incorporated series, have claimed that Velma is gay.
Linda Cardellini’s character Velma was intended to be gay, but according to a tweet from director James Gunn in 2020, Warner Bros. “kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the published version), & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel).” That year, during Pride Month, Cervone similarly declared that his version of Velma is gay.
On Instagram, he wrote: “I definitely don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the important ones that symbolize this one. “Ten years ago, we were as transparent as possible about our intentions. It was understood by the majority of our supporters. For those who didn’t, I advise you to take a closer look. Nothing here is brand-new.”
You may now buy or rent the digital version of Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
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