The first official trailer for Disney’s live action Aladdin remake is here and gay people are furious. Why? Because Aladdin is still wearing a shirt under his vest. Maybe Disney doesn’t want us to spend the entire film hoping for a nip slip? Seems shady!
Will Smith shared the first full trailer on his YouTube channel Tuesday morning, which opens with Disney’s hottest prince (Mena Massoud) running from angry guards and hopping across buildings with his trustworthy monkey sidekick before stumbling into a meet-cute with Jasmine (Naomi Scott). But as we’ve bemoaned since the first images from the remake were released, this “street rat” is inexplicably wearing a shirt under his customary vest, robbing us of the title character’s signature cleavage. (Thankfully, you can still see Aladdin’s boobs on Broadway.)
Disney is attempting to makeup for Aladdin’s costume with hot Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), who lures Aladdin out to the desert with the promise of riches (and in the inevitable fanfiction, his staff). We all know how it goes down from there: Aladdin accidentally summons a Genie (Will Smith in an unfortunate CGI rendering), becomes a prince, takes a ride on a magic carpet, and saves Agrabah.
Is Aladdin going to be shirtless at any point during all of that? Will he and Jafar have obvious sexual chemistry for queer audiences to latch onto? Are we getting a secret Gilbert Gottfried cameo? These are the questions we as queer people need answers to! But they’ll have to wait to be answered until Aladdin opens in theaters on May 24.