Vera character in Scooby Doo comes out

The head of notorious dog gang Scooby Doo is set to come out as gay in the next film in the 53-year-old franchise. An open secret for fans.

It was an open secret that had never before been revealed during the adventures of Scooby Doo : Vera, the nerd of the detective dog gang, comes out in the next animated film in the franchise.

The clips of this new opus, Trick or treat Scooby-Doo, made especially for Halloween, features Vera Dinkley blushing in her everlasting orange dress, her glasses clouded with emotion, as she meets the film’s villain, costume designer Coco Diablo. “I love Daphne so much! What should I do ? What can I say?”, she then confides in another scene unveiled this week on social networks.

A turning point in the franchise

The cowardly dog Scooby Doo and his friends began aboard their famous “Mysterious Machine1969 in a generation-defining children’s television series. Many fans of the franchise had long believed that Vera was a lesbian, but it had never been confirmed on screen before. Producers of previous series and films had already left many hints that Vera was queer, but the studios had never agreed to make her an openly LGBT character.

For example, in 2020, on Pride Day, Tony Cervone posted a picture of Vera on Instagram with another female character against a backdrop of a rainbow flag. “Ten years ago we tried to be as clear as possible“, wrote the creator of the series on the social network Scooby Doo: Mysteries Connectedwhich aired between 2010 and 2013.”Most of our fans understand. I recommend others to take a closer look.“, he added.

The new film’s director, Audie Harrison, told public radio NPR he didn’t expect confirmation of Vera’s sexual affinity.very revolutionary“.”I was just trying to have fun with a comedy about a clumsy teenage crush“, he explained. “That being said, it’s really good to get involved in the standardization of visuals, especially in a franchise as well known as Scooby Doo!»

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