Velma From Scooby Doo Was Originally Supposed To Be A LGBTQ Character?
Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn reveals that the character of Velma was explicitly gay in the initial draft of the live-action Scooby-Doo film. The movie was the big screen adaptation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television franchise. Gunn further claimed that the idea of Velma's sexuality was watered down by the studio before the release of the film. During an online Q&A, a Twitter user wrote to Gunn, "Please make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true." Gunn replied, "I tried! In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script. But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous, then nothing & finally having a boyfriend in the sequel."