I’m watching a new Mexican soap opera, and I’ve got a fresh batch of observations.
Everybody in the soap is extremely religious. Characters, including the very young ones, are constantly going to church, praying to the virgencita, exchanging cult objects, and doing good works for the church. These are rich people, so everybody is sleeping with everybody else, everybody has gay friends, or is gay, yet everybody is constantly hanging out at churches or around home altars, or makeshift altars in the woods.
The romantic couple at the center of the series experiences the most intense moment of their love when he takes her to a church that means a lot to him and they pray together. They are dressed like they are straight from a go-go show in Vegas, and they are engaged to other people who are sleeping with other people who are sleeping with more people. None of which seems to be in any conflict with the religiousness.