Modern adaptions of the story tend to emphasize the heterosexist angle, centering the plot on a rich girl-poor boy romance.
The worst offender is Disney's Aladdin (1992), which crams hetero-romance down your throat, and tops it off by giving the Genie (Robin Williams) a few homophobic gay-stereotype characters to riff on.
There's even a children's version, with Aladdin, singing and dancing with funny animals.
But the 2011 musical version of Aladdin has something that the movie never did: friends.
When the Genie is played by a human-sized person, his bond with Aladdin has more homoerotic potential:
Our bond will last like Mutt and Boomer's
OMG the guys are BFFs!
Say ain't it great to know that somebody's got your back!
Plus Aladdin has a gang of buddies who appear at various points in the plot:
Good pals, blood brothers,
Me and three others
Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim
And they're just as shirtless as Aladdin himself (left: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, the first Omar).