Stranger Things Season 4: Is Will Byers Gay and in Love with Mike?

Date:  May 28, 2022

Now that Stranger Things season 4 part 1 has arrived, fans have started to make theories regarding the latest developments. Apart from that there has also been some hints of Will Byer's sexuality.

In season 3, questions rose after Mike told Will, “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls.” Will wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons with his friends, but they were preoccupied with their girlfriends during summer break.

Now season 4 offers some more insight into Will.

Warning: This post contains minor spoilers. If you want to avoid spoilers of any kind, you should leave us here.

Is Will Byers Gay in Stranger Things season 4?

Although the show has not fully addressed Will's sexuality, there are subtle hints about Will’s sexuality. There are instances of intentional focus on Will’s glances at Mike and excitement to see him.

Noah Schnapp has previously addressed the questions about Will’s sexuality, telling The Hollywood Reporter in February 2020:

“There’s nothing set in stone. It’s kind of up to the audience, and I think the Duffers did that on purpose. Some people perceive it as Will could be gay, asexual or whatever. Or, like how I see it, he was stuck in the Upside Down, and he was away for so long that all of his friends started growing up while he was in this other world.”

Stranger Things season 4 hints Will is in love with Mike

Will is in love with Mike in Stranger Things season 4?

In season 4 it is beefily implied that Will has a crush on Mike. When Eleven and Will go to the airport to pick up Mike, Will’s excited to see his best friend. But their first interaction turns awkward when Mike doesn’t fully hug Will. After that, Will’s face drops.

Throughout the season, there are additional hints that Will’s feelings for Mike are much more than best friendship.

Was Will’s painting a present for Mike?

At the start when we saw Will, Eleven is writing a letter to Mike and says that Will is painting a lot but won’t show her what he’s working on. She suggests that maybe it was for someone he likes.

He took the painting with him when he went to the airport to pick up Mike. It seems as though the painting was a gift for Mike, but again, he doesn’t give it to him and the painting isn’t revealed in Stranger Things season 4 part 1.

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It looks like we will finally get an answer on July 1 when volume 2 will air on Netflix.

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10 comments on “Stranger Things Season 4: Is Will Byers Gay and in Love with Mike?”

  1. OMG! Please don't make him gay! Everyone is pushing the gay agenda now days. Please don't follow down that same road. I have no problems with the gay community however, it seems like it is be shoved down our throats at every turn.... Just my opinion

    1. Gay agenda? 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 and how is it shoved down your throat!? Name one Disney movie where the main characters are gay? Nothing? How about any cartoon?... that's what I thought.

      1. Cap wth they makin every cartoon character gay/bi they even added a gay person to the remake of proud family ion even wanna hear nun😂😂we all kno robin from batman not gay

        1. We’re just gonna pretend gay people don’t exist I guess. Lmao like that little boy from the proud family beeeeen gay, the show didn’t just make him. Stop it lmao

    2. I think he's not gay because if he is I don't think he will support Mileven like what he did on the last season. It's just that he's worried that Mike's feelings for him as a friend will change. You ever feel like that with your friends right?

      1. Seeing that it is stated that he and Eleven have made no friends since they moved a year ago, and he hasn’t seen who is supposed to be his best friend in a year, I think there is good reason for Will to want to be around Mike so he can make him feel normal again.

  2. I think that he's just still jealous of the relationship they have. He feels left out ever since he was in the upside down. I think that asexual is a big possibility because I don't think he likes anyone in that way and I'd love to see that represented somewhere besides Bojack horseman lol

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