In latest feature film, Warner Bros. officially makes 'Scooby-Doo' character Velma a lesbian

Creators claim to have worked for years to make character's sexuality part of canon.

Updated: October 5, 2022 - 12:24pm

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Popular "Scooby-Doo" character Velma Dinkley has been officially made a lesbian in the latest entry of the longtime children's series. 

The revelation of the character's homosexuality was revealed in a clip uploaded to social media in early October. In it, Velma appears to swoon over the appearance of a female character. 

The character's same-sex attraction has reportedly been a long-running open secret within the class of animators and creators who have overseen various "Scooby-Doo" productions.

Director James Gunn, who helmed the live-action "Scooby-Doo" films of the early 2000s, said he originally wrote Velma as "explicitly gay" in the first draft of the script, only to have the film studio remove the references altogether. 

Tony Cervone, a longtime Warner Bros. animator, has also claimed to have styled the character as a lesbian, claiming that she was rendered gay in the "Mystery Incorporated" series of the franchise.