Gunn said his first draft included scenes where she serenaded and kissed Daphne Sarah Michelle Geller , both of which were filmed but cut from the final version. In a Facebook post , Gunn revealed that he originally intended for the movie to be for "older kids and adults" but that the studio wanted to make a "clean-cut children's film" instead. In part, this required editors to digitally remove some of the female characters' cleavage "so as to not offend. And I was also able to eat, buy a car, and a house because of it. Gunn's wasn't the first failed attempt by a filmmaker to include a gay character in a movie meant for younger people.
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Velma From "Scooby-Doo" Is Officially A Lesbian
A highly intelligent woman who literally and figuratively carried her friends through one harrowing adventure after another, Velma was a role model to millions even if she always lost her glasses. Velma's history and background both in the world of the show and in the real world are much more complicated than any of the mysteries the team has ever solved, though. She continues to be a fascinating character over fifty years after her debut. Here are ten things you never knew about Velma Dinkley. Velma made her live-action debut in the Scooby-Doo feature film written and directed by James Gunn. While fans have debated Velma's sexuality from the beginning, Gunn intended to explicitly show that Velma was indeed a lesbian.
Scooby-Doo producer confirms Velma is gay
Mystery Incorporated. She is a friend and former rival of Velma Dinkley. Her cruel nickname supposedly comes from smelling like recycled water used to cook hot dogs.
Scooby-Doo fans assemble. After years of speculation and theories, it's now officially been confirmed: Velma Dinkley is gay. Velma Dinkley has always been a gay icon. Fans couldn't get enough of her intelligence, wit and how well she rocks her signature bob and glasses.