Velma From Scooby-Doo Is A Lesbian And We Are Thrilled

Velma Dinkley is not Bi, she’s gay!

Scooby-Doo producer Tony Cervone confirmed that Velma is a lesbian via Instagram, and James Gunn confirmed that Velma was always supposed to be “explicitly gay.” *swoons*

Cervone posted a pride-themed post of Velma and Marcie on his Instagram. “Marcie and Velma – Mystery Incorporated. I obviously don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represents this one,” Cervone said. “We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago. Most of our fans got it. To those that didn’t, I suggest you look closer. There’s no new news here.”

Ten years ago the writers of Scooby-Doo made Velma’s sexuality as “clear as they could.” This quote from Cervone was added in the comments section of his post, and all the other comments on the post have since been deleted.

While Cervone thinks that Velma being a lesbian is not newsworthy, fans of Scooby-Doo beg to differ. Velma quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as fans around the world congratulated her on coming out. Many fans felt that they knew all along, but were never quite sure, and many feel extremely validated by Velma being a lesbian.

Likewise, Velma’s entire relationship with Shaggy always felt… awkward, like they were not really attracted to one another. In contrast, Velma and Daphne always seemed to have a spark that fans picked up on, and now everything seems to make sense.

“Velma is canonically a lesbian,” Alex said on Twitter. “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Cervone said, “I’ve said this before, but 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.”

In other words, we knew it! Cervone goes on to say that Velma and Marcie are a couple off-screen, and the writers did not feel that they needed to act on their feelings during the show. “You can not like it, but this was our intention,” Cervone said.

Scooby-Doo writer James Gunn said that the writers tried to make live-action Velma gay but the studio “kept watering it down” and gave Velma a boyfriend in the sequel. However, the intention still was for Velma to be a lesbian, and now she officially is!

We are so excited and happy for you, Velma! Jinkies!