It’s Stranger Things day, fam! Finally, Season 2 is on Netflix and waiting for us to binge watch the second we get off work (unless you’re one of those devoted fans who stayed up all night to do it, and if so, I commend your commitment).
Since it is not yet 5 p.m. and none of us can watch yet, let’s kill some time by checking out how things looked at the season premiere in Los Angeles. More specifically, how the cast of children who star in the show did not look at all like children but like full-on grown-ass adults.
Um, how did they all manage to completely grow up overnight? Because I swear, like, two seconds ago they all looked like little kids, and look at them now.
Look at Millie Bobby Brown, fam. Look at her.
She is rocking a leather minidress like she was born wearing it. And, I’m sorry, but is her face contoured?
Don’t get me wrong. The kids look great. But, um, they are all still children. Not even old children. Like, they are 13 or 14 years old. Seventh graders. This is a lot.
Also, there has been a lot of criticism of the media and fans sexualizing these kids, like the time Brown was called “shapeless” on a worst dressed list when she was all of 13, and when fans tweeted things like “be my baby daddy” at Finn Wolfhard, who is currently 14.
I’m super-stoked about Stranger Things being as successful as it is, and that is in large part due to how talented this cast is. They deserve every bit of fame and success they have earned. But if it comes at the expense of all their childhoods, I’m not sure how to feel about this anymore.