Scroll To Top
TV

Stranger Things Season 3 Gave Us a Touching Coming Out Scene

'Stranger Things' Season 3 Gave Us a Touching Coming Out Scene

'Stranger Things' Season 3 Gave Us a Touching Coming Out Scene

The internet has found a new gay icon!

cornbreadsays

Light spoilers ahead...

A fan favorite character on Stranger Things has come out, and the internet is absolutely obsessed with her! The newest season of the beloved series premiered last Thursday on July 4th, and amidst all the chaos and calamity of the season, we got a really touching moment between Robin and Steve. 

Robin confesses to Steve that she was obsessed with him in high school, but not because she had a crush on him.

"Do you remember what I said about Click’s class," she asks, "about me being jealous, and like, obsessed?"

"Yeah," Steve replies.

"It isn’t because I had a crush on you. It’s because… she wouldn’t stop staring at you."

"Mrs. Click?"

"Tammy Thompson," Robin comes out. "I wanted her to look at me. But she couldn’t pull her eyes away from you and your stupid hair. And I didn’t understand because you would get bagel crumbs all over the floor. And you asked dumb questions. And you were a douchebag. And you didn’t even like her and I would go home and just scream into my pillow."

"But Tammy Thompson’s a girl," Steve begins before he realizes what she's saying. "Oh."

 

 

Maya Hawke, who plays Robin, recognized how big of a deal the coming out was for LGBTQ fans of the series. "The great thing about Stranger Things is it has such a reach and so many people watch it in the middle of the country. Even a little gesture like having a gay character is a big deal," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "Robin starts the season with a lot of hard walls. The more she gets involved with this mystery, the more herself she becomes. The reason she has all these hard walls is that she doesn't feel like she fits in. She feels like an odd one out. She's gay, and nobody knows that. There's a lot she's bored by, and there's a lot she's too nervous to express about herself that makes a person put up a lot of walls. But once these other characters start to reveal themselves to her, and once she gets to be on the front of a mission, her personality really comes through because she feels like herself. She can use her abilities, and she be useful, and nothing makes a person feel better than being useful."

The internet is absolutely smitten with Robin and has already dubbed her our next gay icon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stranger Things is on Netflix now. 

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Related Stories

Most Recent

Recommended Stories for You

author avatar

Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!