Bronson Pinchot showed up to film Virgin Alexander without having read it. He thought the director/writers were so charming it was impossible they could have devised anything that wasn't good. He has, at times, done extensive research into his roles, but playing a middle-aged man plagued with difficult decisions seemed so close to documentary that he didn't see the point. He has never given a handjob to anyone but himself. During filming, he nicknamed the filmmakers, as a unit, "Pepperidge Farm" because they reminded him of cookies -- crisp, sweet, comforting, very occasionally brittle, and something one is always happy to see under all circumstances. Unlike cookies, they were never crumby, or blackened on their undersides, or soggy, or stale, that he knows of.