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Movies: Scooby Doo’s “Velma” Actor Celebrates Character’s Coming Out


Velma actor Linda Cardellini has joined celebrations for the Scooby Doo character, after the spectacled detective was officially confirmed as a lesbian in a new animated movie. Many rejoiced when the longstanding theory was made canon in Trick or Treat Scooby Doo in which Velma falls for criminal mastermind Coco Diablo. Cardellini told Entertainment Weekly: “Velma has been around since 1969; I just went trick or treating with my daughter and there were a lot of Velmas out there, so I love that she still has this place in culture that is sort of always active for decades. Full Story … Read more

Movies: Scooby Doo’s Velma is a Lesbian (Duh)


After many decades, several spin-offs and desperate fan pleas, it has finally happened – Scooby-Doo’s Velma is canonically a lesbian. In the movie animation Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!, viewers are treated to many scenes of Velma falling head over heels for Coco Diablo, head of a notorious crime syndicate. And it is extremely gay. This confirmation of Velma’s queerness explicitly on the screen has been a long time coming, with a history of queer coding, cut scenes and spiked queer plot lines consistently disappointing LGBTQ+ fans. Full Story from Pink News

Velma Was a Lesbian in Original 2002 Scooby Doo Script

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Filmmaker James Gunn has revealed that he was blocked from depicting Velma as a lesbian in the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo film. The film’s writer and director spilled the tea about behind-the-scenes wrangling over the camp classic, which starred Linda Cardellini as Velma Dinkley. Responding to a fan who urged him to “make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true”, Gunn revealed he had depicted the character as gay in his original script. Full Story from Pink News