06/11/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Jun 11, 2012

Marion Barry Makes 'Snow White' Confession

WASHINGTON -- During his 2010 campaign for District of Columbia mayor, Vincent Gray (D) admitted that he was able to sneak off during the middle of a work day to the Regal Gallery Place cinema to take in "Sex and the City II." Alone.

Gray told The Washington Post that he's a big "Sex and the City" fan:

"I like the relationships between the ladies," Gray said. "I really enjoy the friendships that they enjoy between each other. . . . The symbolism for me is their ability to support one another."

It's not everyday voters get an eyeopening look into the movie tastes of their elected officials.

But Friday, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry (D), who represents Ward 8 on the D.C. Council, let his Twitter followers know about the movie he took in.

After an intense, exhausting week of scandals involving the D.C. Council -- none involving Barry -- escaping to the movies might have been the best retreat from reality for any local elected official.

Barry, by the way, is a big fan of "The Wire" ...