The actor who plays Will even stepped in.
The conversation got so heated back in Season 1 days, that Noah Schnapp, the actor who plays Will, decided to step into his Instagram comments to clear things up a bit. “So, I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation,” Noah wrote. “I’ve been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point.”
“An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and said that good stories aren’t supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you for get about it,” he continued. “A good book, or a good show, leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think.”
“For me,” Noah wrote, “Will being gay or not is beside the point. 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 or are different. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who liked photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses make you gay?”