The speculation can be put to rest: Velma is attracted to women. "Scooby Doo" fans have speculated about the animated character's sexuality for years.
Clips of the animated special “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” have been posted all over social media. They show Velma crushing on a new character, Coco Diablo.
The movie's director said he was surprised about all the attention Velma has been getting.
"It honestly did not occur to [me] that we were doing something so groundbreaking until right now," Audie Harrison told NPR. "While writing and directing this, I just set out to have fun with the comedy of an awkward teenage crush."
Coco Diablo is a villain in the animated movie. Harrison said he thought that was a bigger deal than Velma being attracted to a female.
"That being said, it does feel great to be a part of normalizing representation," he stated to NPR, "especially with such a well-known franchise like Scooby-Doo!"
“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” is available for purchase on digital platforms and will be available to stream on HBO Max later this month.