The conversation surrounding LGBTQ+ characters in animation is always evolving, especially as studios have sought to include – or promote the importance of – some of the “firsts” in this scene. Along the way, many fans have made certain slogans or hopes regarding characters that can be construed as part of the LGBTQ+ community, but this is not necessarily confirmed in law. This week, one of the longest running sub-text instances was created, when the new movie was shown Trick or treat, Scooby-Doo! She confirmed that Velma Dinkley is a lesbian. The internet has totally taken over (especially after years of theories about Velma’s sexuality) — and it looks like Google is joining in in the celebration. If you are using Google “Velma” or “Velma Dinkley”, The resulting web page It is flooded with scraps of lesbian and LGBTQ+ flags.
clips from Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo!, Which hit the live video market this week, shows Velma becoming smitten with Coco Diablo, the fashion designer who reluctantly works with Scooby Gang. Later, Velma admitted her crush on Daphne, leading her to joke that she “didn’t know that the convicted criminals [her] Type. This comes after years of fans speculating that Velma might be bisexual or lesbian – and different attempts from the previous one Scooby Doo! Contributors to make subtext. This includes James Gunn, who wrote live-action films for the franchise in the 2000s, who tweeted in 2020 that he had “tried” to make a Linda Cardellini film clearly gay.
“In 2001, Film was distinctly atypical in my initial script,” Gan explained. “But the studio kept on toning and toning it down, and it got vague (the version shot), then nothing (the version released) and finally had a boyfriend (the sequel).”
in addition to, Mystery Incorporated Supervising Producer Tony Cervon took to Instagram in 2020 to reveal that his show version of Velma was also lesbian, even when she entered into a relationship with Shaggy.
“I’ve said it before, but Velma in Mystery Incorporated isn’t a duet,” Cervone wrote at that time. “She’s gay. We always planned that Velma would act a bit out of her character when she was dating Shaggy because this relationship was wrong for her and she was having an undisclosed difficulty as to why. There are hints as to why in that episode with the mermaid, and if you follow Marcie’s path entirely, It’s as obvious as we could have made 10 years ago. I don’t think Marcy and Velma had time to act on their feelings during the main timeline, but after the reset, they are a couple you can’t like but that was our intention.”
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