The thinking head of the infamous Scooby Doo dog gang will turn out gay in the next film in the 53-year-old franchise. A Pulcinella secret for fans.
It was a secret from Pulcinella, which had never been revealed before during the adventures of Scooby Doo : Vera, the nerd of the dog detective gang, comes out in the next animated film of the franchise.
The clips of this new work, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, made especially for Halloween, shows Vera Dinkley blushing in her eternal orange dress, with glasses veiled with emotion, when she meets the film’s villain, costume designer Coco Diablo. “I love Daphne so much! What should I do ? What should I say?“, He then confides in another scene revealed this week on social media.
A turning point in the franchise
The cowardly dog Scooby Doo and his friends started solving crime riddles aboard their famous “Mysterious machinein 1969, in a children’s television series that marked several generations. Many fans of the franchise have long believed that Vera was a lesbian, but it had never been confirmed on screen before. The producers of the previous series and films had already left many clues to indicate that Vera was queer, but until now the studios had never agreed to make her an openly LGBT character.
In 2020 Tony Cervone, for example, posted on Instagram an image of Vera with another female character, against the backdrop of a rainbow flag, on Pride Day. “We tried to be as clear as possible ten years ago“, The creator of the series had written on the social network Scooby Doo: Associated Mysteriesaired between 2010 and 2013. “Most of our fans understand this. For others, I recommend that you take a closer look.“, He added.
The director of the new film, Audie Harrison, told NPR public radio that she doesn’t expect confirmation of Vera’s sexual affinities to be “very revolutionary“.”I just tried to have fun with a comedy about a clumsy teenage crush“, He explained.”That said, it’s really cool to participate in the standardization of representations, especially with a franchise known as Scooby Doo!“