Fans of the show claimed that the clip of Jonathan taking photos of Nancy in Season 1 of the Netflix series was altered after it was released in 2016
stranger things Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been accused of going back and altering scenes from previous seasons of the Netflix hit series.
Going back into the editing room for something that’s already been released isn’t exactly new – like removing the infamous coffee cup game of Thronesor person in jeans The Mandalorian – Some fans of the show have claimed that stranger things went one step further than just fixing a minor bug.
So what’s really going on? You need to know.
Where did the claim come from?
The question whether stranger things was edited after publication came about following an interview with diversity in which creators Matt and Ross Duffer said they would tell “George Lucas” a few things that had come up on the show and related to Lucas’ habit of tweaking his films after they’d already been released.
Fans noted that an episode of the fourth season took place on March 22, Will Byers’ birthday, but without mentioning that it was his birthday, the Duffer brothers admitted to making a mistake.
Matt Duffer said: “We’re thinking [Will’s] The new birthday will be May 22, because “May” can fit in Winona [Ryder’s] mouth [in the scene in season two where she says his birthday].
“So that would be us, George Lucas, handling the situation.”
In a follow-up interview with diversityMatt added that it would be just too sad for the characters (and his own mother) to forget Will’s birthday and that it “makes no narrative sense” to use that as the official line.
Matt said: “We talked about it yesterday and I think we’re going to see George Lucas.”
He added, “We also have things from George Lucas that people don’t know about.”
From there, rumors began to circulate that the creators had started making much bigger changes to previous seasons of the Netflix hit series — most notably a scene from season one where Jonathan (played by Charlie Heaton) is seen posing as him Nancy photographed (Natalia Dyer) in front of her boyfriend’s house without her knowing it.
As Nancy takes pictures of her, she begins to undress, and Jonathan lowers his camera for a moment, clearly showing that if he continued to take photographs, he would be crossing the line.
Fans have claimed that in the so-called original cut, Jonathan then raises his camera to intentionally take photos of Nancy undressed, but subsequently, Jonathan doesn’t do such a thing and doesn’t take photos of Nancy after she removes her shirt.
One reason viewers are convinced the scene has been altered is that in the third episode, when Steve (Joe Keery) and his friends find Jonathan’s images after they have been developed in the darkroom, one of the images is Nancy in her bra shows. just as she took off her top – but we don’t really see Jonathan taking this picture while he was outside Steve’s house.
Viewers on TikTok have claimed that the change was made to make Jonathan “look less like a perv.”
After that, things shifted from TikTok to the mainstream British GQ reported in an article that the Duffer brothers changed the scene with Jonathan and Nancy.
Are previous seasons of Stranger Things being edited on Netflix?
In short, not really – previous seasons of stranger things not post-edited on Netflix.
On Wednesday (July 27), the official Twitter account of the Stranger Things writers debunked the rumor by tweeting the article from Britain’s GQ, adding: “It’s hilarious that an article criticizes the show for not being… edited a scene retrospectively (based on a fake TikTok rumor) now had to post-edit its own article. Oops [laughing emoji]”
The day before, the account also posted a tweet that read, “PSA: No scenes from previous seasons have ever been cut or re-edited. And they never will.”
One person responded to the tweet and asked, “So that counts for the Jonathan spying on Nancy’s scene in S01, how many people believe?” to which the author’s account said, “Yes.”
Ethan Anderton out slash movie Also fixed the question by comparing the scene on Netflix to that on the Blu-ray DVD.
Anderton wrote, “As a physical media nerd, I watched both seasons one and two of stranger things on BluRay. As soon as that claim made the rounds, I pulled out my season 1 discs and threw them into my Blu-ray player.
“While there have been several articles claiming that fans have verified with their DVDs that this edit is genuine, that is simply not the case.”
The British GQ article in question has since been updated with a correction that reads: “An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that an episode of the first season of stranger things was post-edited to remove a shot of Jonathan photographing Nancy while she changes.”