Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to feature in new Danny Dyer documentary – ‘How to Be a Man’

Graham Robson April 15, 2024

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is to feature in a new two-part Channel 4 documentary which sees actor Danny Dyer step out of his tough guy persona and embark on an insightful journey into the heart of modern British masculinity.

Danny Dyer: How To Be A Man follows Danny as he delves into the evolving landscape of masculinity. At a time when some believe traditional masculinity has been labelled ‘toxic’ Danny will ask men across Britain what they think it means to be a man in our society, and what the future is for the male identity.

The series will feature interviews with men, including a politician, psychologists, a mental health expert, a fitness expert, a sex therapist, an influencer, male victims of domestic abuse, and members of the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to offer a range of voices and perspectives on this complex subject.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus said: “We’re excited to announce that we will be featured in the upcoming Channel 4 documentary How to Be a Man.

“We were delighted to host Danny Dyer at one of our rehearsals where, after a showcase of songs for our upcoming Flying the Flag with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, he engaged in a candid and insightful discussion with several of our members.

“Our eagerness to participate in this documentary stemmed from a desire to lend a voice to our community, offering diverse insight on masculinity, challenging stereotypes, and fostering a more inclusive understanding of what it means to be a man today. Our involvement extends beyond singing; it’s about expressing the varied experiences and realities of masculine identity in today’s world.

“Tune in and let’s open up the conversation about the perception of masculinity in the modern world.”

Across both films Danny will be exploring gender stereotypes, male attitudes to mental health, and exploring the changing roles of men in society. He will engage in conversations that challenge perceptions and open up a dialogue on what it means to be a modern man in Britain today.

Danny said: “As an actor, I’ve played countless characters, but now I am making a documentary about what the evolving place of men really is. If you were to look on social media, it might seem like people are either completely embracing or rejecting traditional gender roles, without much room for nuance.

“That’s why we wanted to chat to real men that are representative of the UK today, to hear their thoughts on what being a modern man is to them. To me, being a man isn’t about trying to fit a mould, it’s about showing a bit of heart and respecting yourself and others so I’m hoping this documentary gets the geezers talking.”

The first episode of Danny Dyer: How to Be a Man will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday, April 16 at 10pm.