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Velma confirmed as a lesbian in the new Scooby-Doo Film

Following years of speculation, Velma is finally been portrayed as a lesbian.

By Emily Maskell

Velma in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
Velma has come out in the new film, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! (Image: Warner Bros.)

Jinkies! Scooby Doo‘s Velma Dinkley has finally been confirmed to be a lesbian.

Clips from the new animated movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! see Velma crushing on costume designer Coco Diablo, leaving fans rejoicing that their long-held queer suspicions were correct. 

For a long time, fans have rallied behind Velma and they are now sharing their delight that the nerdy detective is canonically gay.

Amongst the clips being shared online, Velma can be seen swooning (and practically melting) when Coco Diablo calls her “the cute one.”

In the new film, Grey Griffin will be voicing the role of Daphne following on from voice acting the same character in the early 2000s for three seasons of What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn revealed in 2020 that he wrote an “explicitly gay” Velma in the script for his 2002 live-action movie Scooby-Doo before the character’s sexuality was “watered down” by the studio.

In the same year, Tony Cervone, director of the recent Scooby-Doo adaptation Scoob! and producer on Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, shared in an Instagram Pride post with Velma linking arms with another woman against a rainbow backdrop.

The post’s caption read: “I obviously don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represents this one.”

“We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago,” Cervone continued. “Most of our fans got it. To those that didn’t, I suggest you look closer.”

While these expressions of Velma’s lesbianism have been talked about for decades, the character has never explored her queerness on-screen.

In Audie Harrison’s Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! the Mystery Inc. gang may have tracked down the notorious costume crime syndicate but their brief peace is interrupted by menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew.

“Classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween,” the film’s summary reads. “Now it’s up to the meddling kids – and their unlikely new partner Coco – to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween!”

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! is available to stream on Prime Video now and on HBO Max on 14 October.