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James Gunn wanted Velma to be ‘explicitly gay' in Scooby-Doo film but the studio ‘kept watering it down'

23 days ago   |   By Metro

Linda Cardellini with Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. in Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo writer James Gunn's original version of Velma was ‘explicitly gay' in the script of his 2002 live-action movie, he has said.
Gunn, who went on to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote the screenplay in 2001.
Dead To Me's Linda Cardellini starred as Velma, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy.
In a Twitter Q&A, Gunn replied to a message saying: ‘Please make our live-action lesbian Velma dreams come true.'
‘I tried!' he...
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Scooby-Doo writer James Gunn says 'explicitly gay' Velma was 'watered down' by studio

Scooby-Doo writer James Gunn says 'explicitly gay' Velma was 'watered down' by studio

23 days ago   |   By The Independent

Filmmaker reveals how studio interference downgraded Velma's sexuality to 'ambiguous' before giving her a boyfriend in the 2004 sequel
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