City Paper is not for tourists
Last November came news that Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry would be the subject of a reality show pilot filmed by local documentary vet Kirk Fraser. Now Fraser’s offered a first look, via a pair of YouTubed trailers.
LL spied Fraser & Co. covering Barry on March 2, the day he was censured by his D.C. Council colleagues then later appeared before an adoring crowd at a Ward 8 church. Fraser captures a private confab that day with staff and lawyer Fred Cooke, who consoles Barry by telling, “It may be by the end of this year, if nothing happens…maybe they’ll feel like you’ve served enough time in the penalty box, and they’ll say, ‘OK, you can be a committee chair again.’ ‘Cause this is totally bullshit.”
Another clip, after the jump, features a Barry visit to a city social-service center.