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Velma Is Officially Lesbian in New ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie (Sorry Not Sorry, Haters)

By |2022-10-05T17:59:29-04:00October 5th, 2022|National, News|

“They destroyed Scooby-Doo with this woke LGBTQIA nonesense [sic],” decried @TheBlackLegi0n in a tweet. “Just another attempt to indoctrinate childrne [sic].”

Meanwhile, over on “gay Twitter,” the celebrations are in full swing.


While the easily outraged are busy with their hand-wringing, the rest of us will have fun watching “Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo,” the 37th film in the animated direct-to-video “Scooby-Doo” film series. In it, Velma, who was briefly and clumsily seen digging on Shaggy in an earlier installment, falls for villain Coco Diablo, head of a notorious costume crime syndicate. Admitting to Daphne that she was “crushing big time” on the dastardly diva, the eternal teen appears as smitten as a schoolgirl. 

Velma almost made it out of the closet much earlier. Screenwriter James Gunn said he had intended to write Velma as a lesbian as far back as the 2002 live action movie “Scooby-Doo.” Later, in the animated series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” producer Tony Cervone said he intended for Velma to be portrayed as either gay or bi. The series ended, however, before the storyline could be realized. 

“Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo” is now available to own digitally. The animated film, which features actress Kate Micucci voicing Velma, will be available for purchase on DVD on Oct. 18.

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael has been with Pride Source since 1999 and is currently senior staff writer. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.
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