Watch: Velma Is Officially Gay in New 'Scooby-Doo' Film

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday October 10, 2022
Originally published on October 4, 2022

Velma from "Scooby-Doo"
Velma from "Scooby-Doo"  

Jinkies! Velma is officially a gay in the new "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!" film and fans can't get enough.

As reported by Variety, the new film hit streaming Oct. 4 and clips began circulating on line letting the sexuality cat out of the bag.

In one clip, Velma goes googly-eyed, speechless and fogs up her glasses when she meets designer Coco Diablo. In another clip Diablo comes out and calls Velma "the cute one" and leaves her blushing.

It's all so cute and long overdue according to fans.

"OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY," reads one tweet, which has over 100,000 likes.

For many fans of the spooky show, Velma has always been a bit on the queer side. Even James Gun, who helmed the live-action "Scooby-Doo" films reportedly wanted her to be unapologetically gay according to him. But they were never able to make it official onscreen. Gunn even tweeted in 2020 that he "tried."

"In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script," he wrote. "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)."

About Velma, supervising producer on the "Mystery Incorporated" series Tony Cervone wrote on Instagram during the 2020 Pride Month: "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. 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."

Well, now she is out and proud and fans couldn't be happier. Catch "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!," out now on Prime Video.