A new Scooby-Doo film is going to depict the character Velma as a lesbian.
In a new Scooby Halloween special called “Trick or Treat Scooby Doo,” Velma’s sexuality will be portrayed for what may be the first time in the franchise’s history. According to NBC, Velma will be seen taking a romantic interest in a character named Coco Diablo, who is played by Kate Micucci. Velma also reportedly flirts with Coco throughout the show.
Conversations about Velma and her sexuality have been up for discussion for years. Back in 2020, “Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated” producer Tony Cervone said that his version of Velma is a lesbian.
“We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago,” said Cervone at the time. “Most of our fans got it. To those that didn’t, I suggest you look closer.”
The new movie was released online on Tuesday and will hit Cartoon Network on Oct. 14.