Released on October 4, Scooby-Doo’s new animated movie “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” reveals that brainy character Velma has a crush on another girl.
The G-rated Warner Bros. Animation movie, which can be bought or rented on digital streaming platforms, is the first time Velma is depicted as a lesbian since the popular animated talking “Ruh-Roe” Great Dane series was created in 1969.
Questions about the character’s sexuality have surrounded Scooby-Doo’s gang of mystery-solving teenagers since the James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) written live-action movie “Scooby-Doo” was released in 2002.
Clips posted on Twitter show the character meeting female character Coco Diablo for the first time and unmistakably having a crush on her.
One of the clips depicts what Velma is seeing and thinking during her first glimpse of Diablo. She sees Diablo whisking her hair back-and-forth in slow-motion while musing that Diablo is “obviously brilliant, [is wearing] incredible glasses, [has an] amazing turtle neck [on], and loves animals.”
The next image shows Velma staring at Diablo with infatuation, her glasses fogging up as she breathlessly says her catchphrase, “jinkies,” which is an expression of surprise.
In another clip, Daphne and Velma are discussing Diablo, and Daphne asks, “So what do you think about bringing Coco along?”
“Oh, is she coming with us? I hadn’t noticed,” Velma replies while acting coy.
“Yeah, it’s just weird, ’cause, uh, I didn’t know convicted felons where your type,” Daphne replies.
“What?! Type?! Me?! Pleeaasseee! Who has time for a type? We have our work cut out for us and I am focused like a laser on…,” Velma responds. The witty character then pauses, looks at her mystery-solving friend, grabs her arms and shouts, “Who am I kidding? I’m crushing big-time, Daphne! What do I do?! What do I say?!”