The Scooby-Doo team have finally confirmed that the brain behind Mystery Inc, Velma Dinkley, is a lesbian.
Long-time fans of the Mystery gang were overjoyed when clips from the new Scooby-Doo film Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo confirmed what they had suspected for years.
One clip from the film, which saw Velma get hot under the collar after meeting 'brilliant' costume designer Coco Diablo, immediately went viral when it dropped this week. And we can see why:
Scooby-Doo creators like James Gunn, who directed the early 2000s live-action films, and Tony Cervone, who produced the Mystery Incorporated animated series, have previously confirmed Velma's sexuality, but neither one had been able to screen.
Back in 2020, James Gunn tweeted that Velma had been 'explicitly gay' in his original script for his 2001 Scooby-Doo! movie, but the studio 'just kept watering it down & watering it down' until eventually, Velma wound up having a boyfriend in his sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
That same year, Tony Cervone celebrated Pride Month by telling his Instagram followers that Velma in his animated series 'is not bi. She's gay.'
He explained: "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."
In this new Scooby-Doo film, Velma fans will finally get the moment they've been waiting for - and all thanks to the glamorously diabolic Coco.
As soon as she lays eyes on Coco, Velma falls head over heels, pouring over her books, and jumping at any opportunity to spend more time with her.
Daphne playfully tells Velma in one scene: "It's just weird because I didn't know convicted felons were your type."
Though Velma denies it at first, she quickly confesses, telling her teammate: "Okay, who am I kidding? I’m crushing big time, Daphne. What do I do, what do I say?"
Later on in the film, when their adventure comes to an end, Velma does the best she can at shooting her shot, telling Coco: “I’d like to think that under different circumstances, we’d really get along."
“Oh, really?” asks Coco, to which Velma replies in a panic: "Oh there I go, saying the wrong thing again."
But Coco coyly replies: "No, it's just I thought that we got along great. Do you know how rare it is for me to like someone other than myself?"
Sounds like a win for our pal Velma!
Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! is available to watch now digitally before it premieres on Cartoon Network on 14 October.
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