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Is Maya Hawke gay? Her sexuality compared to her LGBTQIA characters, explained

She certainly has a knack for playing queer characters with heart!

Maya Hawke as Robin
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Stranger Things is filled with lovable characters and as the cult hit series reached its third season, we were introduced to yet another addition to the cohort. You guessed it right. We are taking of Robin (played by Maya Hawke) who throughout the show’s run became an instant favorite amongst the fans.

When the show first introduced Robin, her excellent chemistry with co-worker Steve Harrington led many to believe them as potential love interests, only for surprise them with the reveal of Robin’s sexual orientation.

Turns out that Robin is a lesbian who found a new romantic partner in her classmate, Vickie. It goes without saying that Hawke delivered an outstanding performance that continues to receive critical acclaim even to this day. So much so that, her flawless representation has sparked curiosity among many fans about her sexual orientation giving rise to an obvious question.

What is Maya Hawke’s sexuality?

Maya Hawke
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While Hawke is usually synonymized with Stranger Things’ Robin, her portrayal of queer characters isn’t just limited to the show. She is well-known for having played a queer character in another well-known work of hers, Do Revenge, where she plays the teenage, tomboyish girl, Eleanor in a relationship with her friend’s twin sister, Gabbi.

With the greater degree of realness that she brought to both the roles earning her immense fame and stardom, people are interested to know her take on the LGBTQIA characters that she’s so keen on playing. However, there’s no evidence of her being gay, as the actress hasn’t confirmed anything yet on this subject. Neither has she gone absolutely public about her dating life, which might have given some more specific idea about her sexuality. Concerning her dating life, up till now, she has reportedly dated men, and was rumored to be romantically involved with The Sandman star, Tom Sturridge in July 2022.

Despite her sexuality being open to speculation, we wish to see more of Hawke in LGBTQIA roles in the future.

Jayasmita Dutta Roy
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Jayasmita Dutta Roy

A keen lover of cinema, Jayasmita harbors an utmost interest in staying updated about everything ranging from the classics to contemporary blockbusters. When she is not glued to the computer gleaning information about intriguing pop culture gossips, you will see her in a random coffee shop immersed in the surreal world of Murakami.