Scooby-Doo character Velma would have been a lesbian in the live-action version of the much-loved animated series... if writer-director James Gunn had been allowed to have his way.
Posting on Twitter in response to a fan urging him to “make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true”, Guardians Of The Galaxy director Gunn wrote: “I tried! In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script. But the studio just kept watering it down and watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) and finally having a boyfriend (the sequel).”
In the more recently made animated series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, which ran for three years from 2010, Velma is portrayed as gay - even though she has a relationship with Shaggy.
Writing on social media, the show’s producer, Tony 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.”
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