Menu
Entertainment

Fans furious over Stranger Things ‘kiss’ scene

THERE'S a lot that can be said about Stranger Things' fun but somewhat inconsistent second season, but we can all agree on one thing - that ending was damn delightful.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

During one magical middle school dance, we saw puppy love play out in the form of not one but two kisses between major cast members. However, knowing the backstory of one of those kisses makes it a little less adorable.

In season two's final episode, "Chapter 9: the Gate," Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) share a kiss. It's a sweet moment particularly because so much time was spent exploring the chemistry between the duo this season.

However, during an episode of Beyond Stranger Things, the series' after-show talk show, Sink was quick to point out that the Max and Lucas kiss wasn't originally in the script. Things only got weirdly heated from there.

The 15-year-old actress is clearly upset as she explains the shock of learning that she had to do an onscreen kiss without any forewarning. She admitted the looming kiss stressed her out. "One of you, I think it was you Ross, you say, 'Ooh, Sadie, you ready for the kiss?' I'm like, 'What! No! That's not in the script … that's not happening," Sink said.

In response, the Duffer brothers didn't console her or apologise.

Instead, Ross Duffer told Sink that adding in the kiss was her fault. According to Duffer, they originally brought up the kiss as a joke, but Sink's reaction prompted them to include it in the episode. "You reacted so strongly to this. I was just joking, And you were so freaked out that I was like well, I gotta make her do it now," the director said. "That's why I'm saying it's your fault."

The story about the kiss has angered some fans, especially during a climate when more attention than ever is being paid to questionable sexual practices in Hollywood.

However, it's a thread by Twitter user Anna Marquardt that sums up the outrage best.

The Duffer brothers have yet to address this criticism.

This story was originally published in Decider.

Topics:  editors picks kiss paedophilia stranger things

News Corp Australia


Marine Rescue leads to life of memories at sea

BON VOYAGE: Bernie Gabriel reflects on his time in the Marine Rescue NSW Service.

Bernie Gabriel looks back on early days.

Long road ahead to ease pain of stabbing death

Imogen Larter with horse Nelson.

Victim's family tells of heartache, healing

Local Partners

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

HE’S played the iconic Alf Stewart for 30 years — but now, Home and Away’s Ray Meagher is working on a new project.

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

Rich Binning and Barry Brisco from Puppetry of the Penis.

It takes a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release