Disney’s 1996 animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame
may well be the storied studio’s most gay-relevant production to date. The movie was controversial in conservative Christian circles upon its release for that very reason, as well as for its inclusion of more adult than usual topics like faith, lust and religious hypocrisy.While it was an international hit, Hunchback
has taken a while to make it to the American stage, unlike such Disney predecessors as The Lion King
, Beauty and the Beast
and The Little Mermaid
. However, that is about to change ...