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No, Being Vague About Will Byers Being Gay on ‘Stranger Things’ Isn’t “Beautiful”

No, Being Vague About Will's Sexuality on 'Stranger Things' Isn't "Beautiful"
Comments (5)
  1. Ti'Ara Erving says:

    I would love for Will to be Asexual. There is literally no representation for Ace people like me.

  2. xanos10719 says:

    Honestly the whole thing is just pandering. It’s Netflix trying to make sure they check off the “make sure one of the characters is gay” checkbox.

  3. AJ says:

    This takes place in the mid 80s. Coming out was a lot harder then. The vagueness is consistent with the time. Plus, are we telling writers how to practice their art now?

  4. Theia says:

    As a queer person who really only came into my own identity as an adult, I don’t mind not labelling Will just yet. I do think there’s a lot of evidence that he’s gay – he seems to fit somewhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum anyway – and, of course, representation is important, but he’s also just a kid and it’s refreshing for me to see a reflection of kids who haven’t figured themselves out yet because not everyone knows their sexuality by 15…

  5. nlpnt says:

    Beautiful? No. Accurate to the era? Yes.
    I’m about 3 or 4 years younger than Will and I wasn’t even “out to myself” at that age, just…admiring the occasional guy from afar and wondering when the attraction to girls would come. It never did and it took years for me to admit that to myself let alone come out to loved ones.

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