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This Stranger Things Character Could Be Coming Out Soon

This Stranger Things Character Could Be Coming Out Soon


"Without getting into where we go later in season 4, I guess I'll just say that there aren't many accidents on Stranger Things," executive producer Shawn Levy said.

Gay Stranger Things fans might be about to get some more representation!

Fans of the Netflix science fiction show about a group of Dungeons and Dragons-loving kids who find some real-life monsters and a new psychic friend have thought that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) might be gay.

Not only is Will quieter and more reserved than most of his friends, but there was also a scene in season 3 where he was fighting with his friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard) about their relationship with new girl Eleven. "It's not my fault you don't like girls," Mike accuses Will.

At the time, the show's executive producer Shawn Levy said that the line was referring to them being at different stages of development, not about sexuality. But, now, it seems the show might be moving in that direction.

In episode one of the current season, Will is seen doing a project on World War II codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing, who was gay, and was persecuted by the English government for having a sexual relationship with another man.

Then, in episode 5, Will and Mike are having another conversation that seems to hint at Will's sexuality. "Sometimes I think it's just scary to open up like that, to say how you really feel, especially to people you care about the most," Will says. "Because what if they don't like the truth?"

Could Will be hinting that he wants to come out to his best friend? Does he have a crush on Mike?

When Entertainment Weekly asked Levy about the scenes being hints that Will might be gay, he encouraged the thought.

"Without getting into where we go later in season 4, I guess I'll just say that there aren't many accidents on Stranger Things," he said. "There is clear intention and strategy and real thought given to each and every character. So, if you came away from Volume I feeling those bread crumbs of plot and character, it's probably no accident."

There was also an Instagram video promoting the show where actors responded to fan theories about the upcoming season. When one fan asked if Will and Eleven would start a romance this season, the actors seemed visually confused.

"If you've been watching the show, you should know that Will is not interested in El, he's interested in someone else in the group," David Harbour smiled. "He's interested in someone else in the group."

"Yeah, you'll see soon, He's interested..." Wolfhard added, laughing.

"He's very interested," Harbour added.

Last season on the show, the character Robin, played by Maya Hawke, came out as a lesbian in a heartfelt conversation with her friend, Steve. He thinks that she had a crush on him, but she reveals her true reasons for always staring at him.

"It's because she wouldn't stop staring at you," Robin says about her actual crush, a girl named Tammy Thompson. "I wanted her to look at me. But she couldn't pull her eyes away from you and your stupid hair."

The first volume of season 4 of Stranger Things is currently streaming on Netflix, with Volume II (which consists of two supersize episodes) coming out July 1.

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