Loving the Bony Lady

The Mexican folk saint la Santa Muerte looks like death. But for the marginalized and disenfranchised “la Santa” is a source of miracles and hope. Along with her mortal devotees, La Santa Muerte now has migrated to the U.S., finding a special place in the home of Arely Gonzalez in Queens.


We’re so pleased that Loving the Bony Lady has been accepted into a number of film festivals, including:

Boston LGBT Film Festival

Toronto’s Inside Out

Frameline37 in San Francisco

This story combines two previous pieces of Faith in the Five Boroughs reporting into a documentary short. Thanks to the staff at Narratively for hosting the online premier of Loving the Bony Lady.

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