Velma Is Officially A Lesbian In A New “Scooby-Doo” Film, Following Years Of Filmmakers Trying To Put Her Sexuality On Screen

You know Velma Dinkley: beloved Scooby-Doo character, elite private investigator, and lesbian icon.

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Hanna-Barbera/Courtesy Everett Collection

After years of fan speculation, the latest Scooby-Doo film — Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! (released digitally on Oct. 4) — finally makes Velma's sexuality canon.

Velma's glasses fogging up as she starts to crush on a beautiful woman
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"I'M CRUSHING BIG TIME, DAPHNE!!!"

Velma admitting to Daphne that's crushing hard on a convicted felon

Mood, Velma. Mood.

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In 2020, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated supervising producer Tony Cervone confirmed in the comments of an Instagram post that Velma is gay: "I've said this before, but Velma in Mystery Incorporated is not bi. She's gay. We always planned on Velma acting a little off and out of character while she was dating Shaggy, because that relationship was wrong for her and she had unspoken difficulty with the why."

<div><p>"There are hints about the why in that episode with the mermaid, and if you follow the entire Marcie arc it seems as clear as we could make it 10 years ago," Cervone wrote. "I don’t think Marcie and Velma had time to act on their feelings during the main timeline, but post reset, they are a couple. You can not like it, but this was our intention.”</p></div><span> Warner Bros.</span>

"There are hints about the why in that episode with the mermaid, and if you follow the entire Marcie arc it seems as clear as we could make it 10 years ago," Cervone wrote. "I don’t think Marcie and Velma had time to act on their feelings during the main timeline, but post reset, they are a couple. You can not like it, but this was our intention.”

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James Gunn, who wrote the script for the live-action 2002 Scooby-Doo movie, also stated in a 2020 tweet: "In 2001, Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script. But the studio just kept watering it down and watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version), and finally having a boyfriend (the sequel)."

Velma holding a book in the live-action film
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Anyway, fans are really excited that Velma's sexuality is finally being acknowledged as canon on screen!!!

You can buy Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo! on Amazon now.