'Scooby-Doo' Producer Confirms Velma Is a Lesbian

Lawrence Kim
July 15, 2020

James Gunn remains hard at work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros., but long before he was able to take the helm of big budget blockbusters like that and Guardians of the Galaxy, he penned the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie.

In fact, Gunn has spoken about a kissing scene being cut from the movie in the past. The studio chose to go a more family-friendly route. After years of fan theories, one producer of Scooby-Doo!

Now, Tony has revealed that Velma is definitely a lesbian.

In case fans think Gunn is trying to pull a J.K. Rowling, in retroactively announcing a character is gay, as happened with Albus Dumbledore, there is an interview that Scooby-Doo lead Sarah Michelle Gellar gave back in 2002 that mentioned a kiss between her and Velma which was cut from the movie. We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago.

Unilad also reported that a Twitter user shared a screenshot of an argument Cervone had with someone on Instagram about the topic. Cervone said Velma's relationship with Shaggy - voiced by Matthew Lillard, who also played Shaggy in the live-action films - was supposed to represent how dating men was "wrong for her", but that it was something she was still figuring out herself. "She's gay", he wrote. "You cannot like it, but this was our intention", he concluded in response to a fan.

A lot of fans are ecstatic, and honestly?

As both a gay person and a Velma stan, I am extremely offended by this revelation. In the series, Velma has a relationship with Shaggy, however, many fans believe it's implied that Velma is more attracted to Marcie than Shaggy. Whether she's cheekily talking about Daphne's grunting noises or about her looking up her skirt, the jokes are there.

The writer originally replied to a fan who asked him to "please make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true".

"It wasn't just, like, for fun... initially, in the soul-swapping scene, Velma and Daphne couldn't seem to get their souls back together in the woods, and so the way they found was to kiss and the souls went back into proper alignment", she said. "Linda is quite a kisser". Ever since Scooby-Doo debuted with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in the 1960s, LGBTQ+ viewers fell in love with her. Fans couldn't get enough of her intelligence, wit and how well she rocks her signature bob and glasses.

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