You know Velma Dinkley: beloved Scooby-Doo character, elite private investigator, and lesbian icon.
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.
"I'M CRUSHING BIG TIME, DAPHNE!!!"
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."
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)."
Anyway, fans are really excited that Velma's sexuality is finally being acknowledged as canon on screen!!!
OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY CANON CANON IN THE MOVIES LETS GOOOOOO
I never thought I'd live to see the day when Velma is very clearly having gay thoughts on-screen
Velma being a canon lesbian/gay in three separate SD universes is so amazing she’s just so powerful that she willed it into existence https://t.co/FENrrbYwJb
I'm dying at Velma trying to flirt but being so bad Daphne steps in to stop her
took 20 years since the first time someone tried to make velma a lesbian, but it finally happened 😭🙏 https://t.co/JjZIZr0Jeg