Velma's Coming Out Story

It's been a long time coming for this inquisitive heroine.

Katie Siddall
21st October 2022
Image Credit: IMDb
Since it's debut in 1969, Scooby-Doo has become a part of every child's life. We have all grown up with the Mystery Gang; watching the will they/won't they relationship of Fred and Daphne, the food-obsessed Shaggy and Scooby-Doo... and ultimately watching the brains of the gang, Velma Dinkley, at the side of the gang.

A new cartoon movie will see Velma in the spotlight for all the right reasons as she is welcomed into the LGTBQ+ community. Many fans have been guessing for years and finally(!) we can all breathe a sigh of relief as our suspicions are confirmed.

James Gunn says his original scripts kept getting watered down

Here is the moment we are all obsessing over as if we were Shaggy and Scooby-Doo wanting Scooby Snacks:

Twitter: @scoobyhistory

James Gunn, who directed the live-action films in the early 2000s, wanted Velma to be explicitly a part of the LGBTQ+ community in his films; however, he says that his original scripts kept getting watered down until the second film, Monsters Unleashed, saw the casting of Seth Green as Patrick Wisely - Velma's geeky, museum-curator, boyfriend.

Due to this casting, many fans thought Miss Dinkley would come out as bisexual in later productions of Scooby-Doo. Yet it has taken until 2022 in the new Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo film for writers to explicitly write her as a lesbian character.

Other characters in the franchise that made fans rethink their theories were: Gibby Norton in early What's New Scooby-Doo and our own Shaggy Rogers in Mystery Incorporated. Even when you search Velma's character, it appears that she has Shaggy's child, Frederick Rufus Roger-Dinkley, in the comic book series Scooby Apocalypse.

Now after 15 different actresses have portrayed Velma, since the first-ever episode What a Night for a Knight (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?), the above clip has surfaced into our lives and... twitter has exploded! Fans from all around the world have been commenting on how excited they are for Velma and the Scooby-Doo franchise, with one comment reaching over 100,000 likes.

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo is on Prime Video to buy or rent.

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