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The Actor Who Plays Will On "Stranger Things" Responded To People Asking If His Character Is Gay

"A good book or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions."

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Among the many Stranger Things theories fans have been debating since Season 1 ended, one people can’t seem to stop talking about involves Will Byers' sexuality.

Me waiting for the Will being gay theme to be developed on stranger things

me thinking about gay will byers and young boys getting to see that

I'm so obsessed with the idea of gay Will Byers

(Actually, people have been debating over a lot of the characters' sexualities.)

Barb from Stranger Things is 100% hella gay and there is nothing you can say that will make me believe otherwise goodnight


From the start of the series, Byers is peppered with anti-gay remarks from bullies at school — and even from his father.


Some Reddit users believe the Upside Down is simply a metaphor for being in the closet. Will, being stuck in that dark place, could be read as closeted.

"A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think," Schnapp wrote. "Which is what you are all doing."

"For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point," the actor continued. "Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way."