Velma is formally a lesbian within the new animated movie Trick or Deal with Scooby-Doo!, in the end confirming a well known truth amongst fanatics and Scooby-Doo creatives.
Following Amazon High Video’s unencumber of the most recent iteration of the long-lasting adolescence franchise on Tuesday (4 October), a clip of Velma’s first come upon along with her overwhelm, villain Coco Diablo, has long past viral.
“WOOO! Homosexual Velma!” one fan tweeted, with some other including: “AHHHHHH! About time they get it proper!”
The hot verification of Velma’s sexuality isn’t too unexpected for lots of as James Gunn, the author of the early live-action films, and Tony Cervone, former supervising manufacturer at the Scooby-Doo! Thriller Integrated collection, prior to now showed Velma’s sexual identification, however mentioned they have been by no means ready to formally display it onscreen.
Gunn shared a tweet in 2020 pronouncing that he had “attempted” to make Velma a visual lesbian within the live-action films, “however the studio simply stored watering it down & watering it down, turning into ambiguous (the model shot), then not anything (the launched model) & in the end having a boyfriend (the sequel)”.
“In 2001, Velma was once explicitly homosexual in my preliminary script,” he added.
In an Instagram publish throughout 2020’s Delight month, Cervone wrote: “I’ve mentioned this earlier than, however Velma in Thriller Integrated isn’t bi. She’s homosexual. We all the time deliberate on Velma performing a bit of off and out of personality when she was once courting Shaggy as a result of that courting was once flawed for her and he or she had unstated issue with the why.
“There are hints in regards to the why in that episode with the mermaid, and when you apply all the Marcie arc, it kind of feels as transparent as shall we make it 10 years in the past. I don’t suppose Marcie and Velma had time to behave on their emotions throughout the principle timeline, however publish reset, they’re a pair. You’ll be able to now not find it irresistible, however this was once our goal.”
Trick or Deal with Scooby-Doo! is out now on High Video.