The (Metaphorical) Blackface Of Stranger Things

Alex Mell-Taylor
15 min readAug 23, 2019

Stranger Things 3 Has Some Issues.

Stranger Things is no stranger to controversy. The series showrunners — the Duffer Brothers — came under fire in Season 2 after a behind-the-scenes episode revealed that child star Sadie Sink (who plays the character Max) was pressured into kissing actor Caleb McLaughlin’s character Lucas Sinclair. The kiss was allegedly unscripted, and when Sadie…