Scooby-Doo Producer Confirms Velma Is a Lesbian
'Scooby-Doo' Producer Confirms Velma Is a Lesbian
We knew, but now we know.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated co-creator Tony Cervone just confirmed that Velma was canonically intended to be a lesbian and fans are feeling SO VINDICATED.
Cervone commented on Instagram recently that “Velma in Mystery Incorporated is not bi. She’s gay.”
“We always planned on Velma acting a little off and out of character while she was dating Shaggy because that relationship was wrong for her and she had unspoken difficulty with the why,” he wrote. “I don’t think Marcie and Velma had time to act on their feelings during the main timeline, but post-reset, they are a couple.”
“You can not like it, but this was our intention,” he added.
\u201cVELMA IS CANONICALLY A LESBIAN THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME\u201d— alex (@alex) 1594566026
Mystery Incorporated ran from 2010 to 2013, and is certainly only one entry into the vast Scooby-Doo canon, but Velma has always been a queer icon, especially for smart, nerdy girls, and fans are absolutely ready to consider this applicable to every iteration of the character.
\u201cvelma dinkley is a canon lesbian and she and marcie are a couple, let\u2019s go lesbians!!!\u201d— alex talder truther (@alex talder truther) 1594555805
None— alex (@alex) 1594566026
\u201c@loventhunders I mean she didn't really do a good job hiding it.\u201d— alex (@alex) 1594566026
None— Shyneria (@Shyneria) 1594593910
\u201cscooby doo creator just confirmed velma was a canon lesbian another win for cardellini nation\u201d— kelly macdonald\u2019s translator (@kelly macdonald\u2019s translator) 1594569845
And James Gunn, who wrote two live action Scooby-Doo movies starring Linda Cardellini as Velma and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, confirmed that he attempted to write Velma as gay but was blocked by the studio.
I mean, none of that is surprising. None.
\u201cthe way scooby doo expected us to believe velma and daphne are straight when they're literally the walking lesbian flag.\u201d— \u2b52 (@\u2b52) 1594585431
\u201cdon't be shy give us the velma and daphne kiss\nhttps://t.co/f446Y6UW7M\u201d— \u2b52 (@\u2b52) 1594585431
\u201cfuck it deleted scene of daphne having a gay panic over hot velma on the tl\u201d— \u2b52 (@\u2b52) 1594588242
Why do we keep winning?? (I'm gonna need that deleted Velma/Daphne kiss though, Warner Brothers.)