Jinkies! Hardcore Scooby Doo fans rejoice! Velma is now streaming on HBOMAX! The classic character Scooby Doo is back on HBOMAX. For anyone who enjoys watching Scooby and his friends solving mysteries, this remake of Velma’s way way definitely shouldn’t be missed.
Valma’s Variant ?
This updated version of the character has some marked differences from previous iterations, probably the most obvious of which is the race/palette switch. This change seems to follow in the footsteps of many new movies and the WOKE ‘Velma’ movement has made some updates to her appearance to match Hollywood’s mission to become more inclusive of minority groups, changing Velma and some of the supporting cast for this small change. . hits the goal of inclusivity, many new shows and remakes are targeting this change, it also mirrors the popular ethnicity of the voice actresses (Mindy Kaling) and her fans will definitely appreciate the similarities between Velma and Kaling’s character from the office.
The race and palette swap seems to be widely accepted by audiences, however many longtime fans were confused by the sexualization of Velma and other beloved characters they grew up with were no longer simply quirky teenagers. The show’s producers seem to be putting modern themes of sexuality into the script and focus mostly on the flash and less on the content.
This series is not for children, unlike the old Scooby-Doo cartoons. So if you’re thinking of watching with young children, wait until they’re asleep, as this show is geared more toward mature audiences like the family guy and other late-night animated shows. But probably the biggest fan complaint was the exclusion of Scooby Doo’s main character, Scobby Doo himself. This omission appears to be a gross overstatement and may have doomed the show to any chance of becoming a bigger hit.
Velma on the LGBTQ+ Community
One of the most positive hallmarks for the show was its representation of the LGBTQ+ community. Velma, the beloved character from the Scooby-Doo franchise, has had a lasting impact on the LGBTQ+ community. Soon after her debut in 1969, Velma has been a source of representation and inspiration for many queer people. Velma is an intelligent, independent woman who is unapologetically herself. She is a strong-willed and confident character who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Furthermore, her intelligence and wit made her a beloved figure in the Scooby-Doo franchise, and her unique style and personality made her a role model for many queer people.
She has become an icon for many queer people, and her image has been used in various forms of media, including fan art, cosplay, and even tattoos. Her popularity has also led to the creation of several fan clubs and websites dedicated to her. The way the series was received by the media shows the impact on the LGBTQ+ community.
She has appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and video games. She has also appeared in several books and comics, and her likeness has been used to promote LGBTQ+ rights. Velma’s impact on the LGBTQ+ community is undeniable. She has become an icon for many queer people. Her popularity has also led to the creation of several fan clubs and websites dedicated to her. Velma’s influence in the LGBTQ+ community is a testament to her lasting impact on popular culture.
Breaking the fourth wall
One of Velma’s common themes is the characters breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience. While some shows have used this technique well, it feels like the moments this show misses the mark. As such, we invite you to stream the show on HBOMAX to see for yourself if you like that format.
More Velma on HBOMAX ?
The intention of this series is a new version of Velma’s reality in Scooby Doo, not a faithful continuation of the story. For those looking for a ‘modern’ Scooby Doo animated series closer to the original Scooby Doo, check out “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated!” on HBOMAX.