The new Scooby-Doo adventure film “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” has confirmed that Velma is a lesbian. A clip from the film showed Velma love-struck and speechless when she met costume designer Coco Diablo. Several other clips also confirmed the long-time open secret that Velma was gay.
Several tweets celebrating the reveal went viral on Twitter, and some of them included clips showing Velma lovestruck by Diablo. James Gunn, the writer of the early live-action Scooby-Doo films, had previously confirmed that Velma was a lesbian but said he’d never been able to display that aspect of the character onscreen.
Tony Cervone also worked as the supervising producer on the Scooby-Doo “Mystery Incorporated” series and confirmed Velma’s sexuality with a 2020 pride celebration post on his Instagram. According to the new film’s description, it’s a classic Halloween adventure for Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang.
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Fans Celebrate New ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie Confirming Velma’s Sexuality
Several clips from the new Scooby-Doo movie, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!,” recently went viral on social media. These clips showed Velma from the Mystery Inc. gang starry-eyed and speechless when she meets costume designer and evil mastermind Coco Diablo.
OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY CANON CANON IN THE MOVIES LETS GOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/0ilx2uid1q
— Trin 🎃 (@MythicalLlamaXO) October 3, 2022
The clips finally confirmed Scooby-Doo fans’ suspicions that the character is gay. It’s sort of been an open secret for years. One viral tweet quoted the clip: “OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY CANON CANON IN THE MOVIES LETS GOOOOOO.”
They continued the thread, “The way I could actually cry about this like her finally being canon in the movies not just in mystery incorporated show makes me so unbelievably happy.” The tweet now has over 150 thousand likes and 20 thousand retweets, with many fans celebrating the confirmation in the comments.
my favorite piece of the gay Velma lore is that canonically what made her reconsider her sexuality and eventually helped her realize she was a lesbian in SDMI is this fish lady as stated by the staff pic.twitter.com/SwNqoufLE9
— Dªryaدریا (@RORVK) October 4, 2022
Some fans did some deep diving and shared scenes that alluded to Velma’s sexuality in earlier versions of the popular animated series.
James Gunn Tried To Show Velma’s Sexuality Onscreen
James Gunn, the writer of the earlier live-action Scooby-Doo films, has previously confirmed Velma’s sexuality but said he was never able to showcase that part of her character onscreen. Showcasing the LGBTQ community in films and animations often meets intense kickbacks.
Gunn tweeted per Variety, “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).”
‘Scooby-Doo’ Animator Tony Cervone Also Confirmed Velma’s Sexuality
Tony Cervone, the supervising producer from the Scooby-Doo “Mystery Incorporated” series, has also confirmed that Velma has always been gay. He explained that, unlike popular sentiment, she’s not bisexual but fully lesbian.
Cervone spoke about Velma’s sexuality in an Instagram celebration post for 2020 Pride. He wrote, “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 when she was dating Shaggy because that relationship was wrong for her, and she had unspoken difficulty with the why.”
Cervone continued, “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. 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.”
The New Film Is A ‘Scooby-Doo’ Halloween Themed Adventure
The new film is another classic Scooby-Doo mystery, with the gang facing their doppelganger ghosts and some of their classic enemies. The official description reads, “Mystery Inc. has cracked the case to top all cases! They’ve tracked down Coco Diablo, the head of the notorious costume crime syndicate that colludes The Black Knight, Space Kook, and the Ghost Diver.”
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It continues, “With Coco and her kitty in prison, Mystery Inc. thinks they can finally enjoy a break. Wrong! Suddenly, menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew and favorite classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween. Now it’s up to the meddling kids — and their unlikely new partner Coco — to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween!”
“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” is currently available for purchase or rent on Prime Video. There is also a DVD set coming out on October 18th.