Fans Online are Celebrating Scooby-Doo’s Velma being Openly Gay
Published 2 months ago
Fans rarely talk about Scooby-Doo online, but one scene from the latest movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! has longtime character Velma Dinkley being openly attracted to another woman. This has been cause for celebration for a lot of fans online, and everyone is suddenly celebrating Velma coming out as a lesbian.
Here’s the scene in question:
Velma is finally confirmed to be part of the LGBTQ+ community in the latest Scooby-Doo film ‘TRICK OR TREAT’. pic.twitter.com/x5a3vK5k8z
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) October 4, 2022
The scene has caused a lot of people online to celebrate Velma’s lesbian identity, and even actress Hayley Kiyoko, who played a live-action version of Velma back in 2008, has come out to celebrate the character.
I remember booking Velma in 2008. It was my first big role in a movie. I also remember thinking ‘I wonder if they know they hired a lesbian as Velma’ here we are, 14 years later……😂 love you all so much
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) October 4, 2022
Here are some other posts celebrating Velma’s sexuality:
SEARCH "VELMA" ON GOOGLE pic.twitter.com/0Fp0XeX0YV
— for sapphics (@forsapphic) October 5, 2022
Chodes: I can't believe they made #Velma gay now!
Velma back in the 60s: pic.twitter.com/t5OS02hEDS
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) October 5, 2022
daphne and velma are the colors of the lesbian flag pic.twitter.com/0zb6PjzVzT
— for sapphics (@forsapphic) October 4, 2022
— gee💗 xmas ych open! (@_geeforreal) October 5, 2022
While the scene from Trick or Treat is the first time we see Velma being obviously attracted to a woman, there have been hints in previous shows about her sexuality; that’s why Velma and Shaggy’s romance didn’t really work in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, because she was purposefully written as a lesbian.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) October 5, 2022
Though WB may have cancelled the Scoob sequel, there is a Velma spinoff starring Mindy Kaling that’s said to be on the more adult side of things. Besides the show implying that Velma will be solving a lot more darker and violent mysteries, I there’s also a lot of room to explore Velma’s sexuality before she starts hanging out with Mystery Inc.
No release date has been set for Velma on HBO Max, but fans are expecting a premiere sometime within the year.