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New “Scooby-Doo” movie portrays Velma as member of LGBTQ+ community

For the first time, "Scooby-Doo's" Velma Dinkley is officially being portrayed as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Many Scooby-Doo fans have often wondered if Velma was lesbian and now, it seems to be confirmed!

Clips from the upcoming HBO Max Scooby-Doo Halloween movie have been making the rounds on social media and in one, Velma tells Daphne that she's 'crushing big time' over a female character named Coco Diablo.

Director James Gunn said he tried to make Velma "explicitly gay" in the live-action "Scooby-Doo" movie back in 2001, but he said the studio ended up changing his script to make Velma ambiguous and gave her a boyfriend in the 2004 sequel.

You can catch the new "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!" later this month. It debuts on HBO Max October 16th.

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