Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Grayson Perry's latest show on Channel 4 is all about him trying to understand macho culture / masculinity in the 21st Century.

In Ep 1 he goes to meet cage fighters in the north of England. 

It's clear that Perry has a prejudice about 'old school masculinity', 'why do you need to be tough'?', he shouts at them.

As he explores the futility of the out dated, tough, silent, strong man, in a world that doesn't need these qualities (the young male suicide statistics for the area told their own story) he uncovers a totally different perspective on cage fighters that radically changes his opinion.

If we could demonstrate half his ability to see from another perspective, to see through the obvious cleshes, I'm sure it would have a profound effect on our work.

enjoy the series!