The Real-Life Lesbian Inspiration Behind Scooby-Doo’s Velma
Prior to becoming a widely-adored, albeit unlikely object of everyone's apparently unchecked thirst, Scooby-Doo's Velma Dinkley, the orange-turtleneck-clad sleuth of our collectively horny dreams, was an icon among another group of people – the LGBTQAI+ community.
Although fans had speculated about Velma's sexuality for years, a testament to her lack of interest in pretty much anyone, unparalleled smarts, wit, and overall status as the voice of reason among Mystery Inc., last year Velma's (weirdly horny) fans finally got the confirmation they were hoping for. As we all suspected, Velma is definitively a member of the LGBTQAI+ community – well, at least in the early 20-teens animated series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
“I obviously don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represents this one," wrote producer Tony Cervone in the caption of an Instagram post depicting Velma linking arms with Marcie Fleach – a.k.a “Hot Dog Water” -- in front of a rainbow pride flag. “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.”