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Why Hollywood Loves to Turn Classic Characters Like Velma LGBT

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Scooby-Doo franchise, but one expert argues more progress could be made by "championing new creations... rather than retrofitting established franchises."The brainiac Velma was revealed to be crushing hard on new character Coco Diablo, in a short clip released on Tuesday from the new film Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!.Lorna Jowett, a professor of media and culture at the University of Northampton told Newsweek that, while more LGBT representation was a good thing, Hollywood still had a long way to go."This trend for late reveals of characters' sexuality is in line with general increases in representation within U.S.

media. There is still a way to go, of course," Jowett said."The media industries certainly have more work to do to improve opportunities and pipelines for diversifying representation across the board, [such as] gender, race, disability."Jowett said that one option to improve representation was to uplift new ideas and creators."I do wonder if more progress might be made by championing new creations and new creators, rather than retrofitting established franchises – but the latter is clearly more immediately profitable and less risky for the industry," Jowett said.The internet rejoiced at the news that Velma was officially confirmed as a lesbian, and she joins a long list of beloved characters whose creators made them LGBT, long after their debuts.this my fave scene of her !!

pic.twitter.com/V07OfY1nsSOne of the most famous examples is Albus Dumbledore, the enigmatic headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series of books and films.Author J.K.

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