The Duality of Will's Speech to Mike in Episode 8 explain by 'Stranger Things' Creators

Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), is the boy who started it all. In Stranger Things' first season, Will, a Hawkins, Indiana native, is the first to disappear in the Upside Down.

Will's childhood has not been easy. It's clear that Will has had a difficult childhood. 

He was both trapped in the underworld and possessed by his master. It's clear that Will felt isolated in the three previous seasons.

Stranger Things has long been a topic of heated discussion about Will's sexuality. 

While the cast and crew are reluctant to admit it, it becomes clear after some very important conversations in Volume 2 that Will is not straight. 

Collider's Steve Weintraub interviewed Matt and Ross Duffer about Will's speech in Episode 8. 

The episode features Will unveiling his Volume 1 painting and explaining the complex feelings Mike and El have for one another. 

Mike thinks he is talking about Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), however, Will, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and the audience can see that he is also talking about themselves.

These episodes were both written and directed by the Duffer Brothers. In particular, Will's speech is portrayed from a variety camera angles.