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Everyone Agrees: Velma Is Gay – Gizmodo Australia

The reports have come back, and it’s official. Velma is gay. Studio meddling may have watered it down or kept things “vague” to avoid angry emails. But everyone, including Scooby Doo movie writer James Gunn, is here to say that Velma likes women and also she …

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The reports have come back, and its official. Velma is gay. Studio meddling may have watered it down or kept things vague to avoid angry emails. But everyone, including Scooby Doo movie writer James Gunn, is here to say that Velma likes women and also she has really cool clothes.
Gunn revealed on Twitter that Velma was explicitly gay in his original script for the 2002 Scooby Doo movie that starred Linda Cardellini as the orange sweater-wearing member of the Mystery Gang. This follows generations of queer Scooby Doo fandom, which has long viewed Velma as a gay icon.
Unfortunately, the studio (which means Warner Bros.) whittled down that plot point until it became basically nothing. Then, it had to audacity to give her a boyfriend, played by Seth Green, in the sequel Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed even though, as previously established, Velmas totally gay.
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 (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel). ???? https://t.co/Pxho6Ju1oQ
James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 13, 2020
This comes after Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated producer and actor Tony Cervone shared on Instagram that in the television show, Velma (voiced by Mindy Cohn) was gay, not bisexual. Cervone said Velmas relationship with Shaggy voiced by Matthew Lillard, who also played Shaggy in the live-action films was supposed to represent how dating men was wrong for her, but that it was something she was still figuring out herself.
Unfortunately, much like the live-action films, there was only so much the show could do to represent her identity as a lesbian woman, as well as her growing relationship with Marcie. But in his mind, they are a couple now.
VELMA IS CANONICALLY A LESBIAN THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME pic.twitter.com/l3f1wZLqIr
alex (@loventhunders) July 12, 2020
Its been a long road getting same-sex representation on the big and small screens. Steven Universe and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power have made major strides in animation; in the superhero realm, Charlize Therons The Old Guard features a male couple among the main cast. Plus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will feature its first (prominent) same-sex relationships in The Eternals and Thor: Love and Thunder the latter of which will feature Tessa Thompsons Valkyrie looking for her queen. But theres always more work to be done.
The Scooby Doo franchise continues to this day with 2018s Daphne & Velma live-action movie as well as the recently released Scoob animated film. Neither of those movies address Velmas status as a proud lesbian, but hopefully future versions of the Scooby Doo story make it as obvious to the characters as it is to the audience. Velma is gay, she looks great, and were all the better for it.

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Kim Kardashian says COVID-19 caused Kanye Wests ‘downward spiral – The News International

Kim Kardashian fears COVID-19 is negatively impacting Kanye West’s social spiral

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Kim Kardashian believes Kanye Wests struggles with bipolar disorder were heightened through the spread of COVID-19 and its social implications on families and those living alone.
A report by Us Weekly suggests that the reality TV star is “deeply disappointed and sad” because Kanye is stuck in a vicious cycle filled with extreme bouts of isolated pain.
While Kim is hurt over Kanyes behavior, she is not surprised that the rapper is refusing to abide by the rules of his care plan. The star feels,…

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‘PEN15’: Why Is Season 2 Only 7 Episodes? What the Creators Said About Season 3 – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

The second season of ‘PEN15’ was released on Hulu in September 2020. Learn more about it and what the future holds for the popular series.

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Fans of the Hulu comedy series PEN15 wasted no time diving into the second season, which was released on the streaming service on September 18, 2020. However, some may have been surprised to discover only seven new episodes. Learn what the creators of PEN15 have said about the show’s future and when to expect more episodes.
‘PEN15’ season 1 aired in 2019
PEN15 premiered with its 10-episode first season in February 2019. The series depicts the lives of two teenagers, Maya Ishii-Peters and Anna …

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Rihanna Invited These Celebrities to Return For Their Second Savage X Fenty Show – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Rihanna keeps her circle small, and she often works with the same people multiple times. She’s invited some back for their second Savage X Fenty show

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The second annual Savage X Fenty fashion show is upon us, and fans couldn’t be more excited not just about the fact that Rihanna is returning to our screens, but that they’ll get to see the different celebrities and models that she brings in for the big event.
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Rihanna filmed the 2020 Savage X Fenty Show during the coronavirus pandemic
Like every other production and event in the United States in the last few months, Rihanna had to adapt…

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