#2 — Burt Pepper
Mr. Pepper, or “Pep” as Christophers refers to him, was born into old money. His great great grandfather, Jasper Pepper, owned salt mines in Argentina and Chile and invested it in the deep South during Reconstruction. Burt Pepper drives fast cars, dates women with only very expensive tastes and drinks scotch aged more than 12 years. The rest of his money, admittedly “he just wastes”
Despite his fast lifestyle, Pepper is very self-conscious of his body image, particularly his skinny lower legs. He envies Chris Christophers’ calves and tracks him from Chatsworth CA to Boston, MA — a small enough major city where Christophers can pursue his film studies, go unrecognized and produce his “global statements.” Pepper offers Christophers $20,000 to write, shoot and produce a feature length documentary about the “the (misunderstood) world of calve building.” This is a working title.
Pepper is a self-professed calve junky, who wants to finance his fetish and capture it for posterity. He also wants to spend more time with Christophers. Peppers wants to use Christophers talents to get closer to this world that drives him crazy. He is not gay…”not that there’s anything wrong with that”
Peppers inner need is to get as much exposure to strong calves as possible. His outward goal is to help Christophers launch his film career and help him erase his past.