Scooby Doo Director reveals Daphne and Velma were meant to have an affair

scandal 19/10/2021

The Director of the 2002 film Scooby-Doo has revealed that Daphne and Velma were originally meant to have a "side relationship."

TikToker Madison (@Madisunflower3) posted a video to the platform, explaining that the film was originally meant to be R rated, but the studio "kept editing it down to make it more family friendly".

Apparently, Velma was originally "explicitly gay", and had a "side relationship" with Daphne. There was meant to be a scene of the two characters kissing, but that was scrapped.

Still not convinced? Well, Director of the film James Gunn, actually confirmed this early last year. 

Taking to twitter, he revealed, 

"The movie was originally meant to be PG-13 & was cut down to PG after like 3 parents were outraged at a test screening in Sacramento. The studio decided to go a more family friendly route.

"Language and jokes and sexual situations were removed, including a kiss between Daphne and Velma. Cleavage was CGI’d over. But, thankfully, the farting remained."

He also explained that Velma's sexuality was watered down and became more "ambiguous", before turning into "nothing" in the final version.

Gunn admits he "thought at the time the rating change was a mistake," and he felt as though a lot of teens "came out for the first film and didn’t get what they wanted."

Adding, "But today I don’t know. So many young kids loved those movies, which is pretty cool."