Official Press Release
70s gay geek author, Mike Pingel has taken his passion for 70s TV with his upcoming current release The Q Guide to Wonder Woman through Alyson Books out in stores Nov 2008.
Take a “spin” back to the seventies with the hit TV show and superhero Wonder Woman which starred the beautiful Lynda Carter. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the show’s history and costume design. Also featuring new interviews and the first-ever series episode guide. Author Mike Pingel wraps himself with the lasso of truth to gather and uncover everything on TV’s Wonder Woman!
The Q Guide to Wonder Woman includes new and exclusive interviews with producer Douglas S. Cramer and actors S. Pearl Sharp, Stella Stevens, Joan Van Ark, Clark Brandon and Charlene Tilton.
This Q guide also includes the very first-ever complete Wonder Woman episode guide. It looks at all sixty episodes of the series. The guide uncovers little known episode tips, celebrity guest stars and Wonder Woman’s super toys!
Pingel also asks well known gay celebrities his Wonder Woman survey. He asks Perez Hilton, Reichen Lehmkuhl, ChiChi LaRue, Jackie Beat, Glen Hanson, Gabriel Romero, Dylan Vox, Josh Zuckerman, Allan Brocka, Peter Page, Craig Taggart, and Mark Padilla for wondrous questions. You want to know which Wonder Woman outfit each want to be wearing!!!
The book also includes an In-depth look at Wonder Woman’s wondrous outfit and a chat with film producer, Leonard Goldberg on the new Wonder Woman movie!!
The Q Guide to Wonder Woman can be purchased at books stores nation wide on November 1, 2008 or online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble
Pingel also released his second book, The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels this past July which features new interview with shows stars Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Tanya Roberts (Roberts also has written the books foreword). The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels includes the history of the show, highlighted episode breakdowns hundreds of other facts on the series and interviews with guest stars. Now in stores
Raves for The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels:
“…book’s tone: outrageous, affectionate, and well aware that one absurd piece of pop culture can change the life of a gay man.” ~ by Scott Stiffler, EDGEBoston.com
“The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels is a gay-slanted, pop-culture wet dream filled with fun facts and juicy tidbits guaranteed to fill your brain with uselessly irresistible information.” ~Gaylist.com
“…a fun, funny, very readable book for the gay Charlie’s Angels fan in us all…” ~ Brent Hartinger, AfterElton.com
“…this guide is done with wit and glitzy style, its queer eye firmly fixed on entertaining as well as informing.” ~ Jerry L. Wheeler, OutFront Colorado
Little more on Mike Pingel…..
Pingel started his 70s geekism with his love for all 70s TV but his most loved show was Charlie’s Angels. He became known as an Angelogist in the media and created CharliesAngels.com, which premiered on the internet in October 1996. The site was quickly picked as the site of the day by Yahoo! and WebTV. Since 1996, the site has kept fans updated on the current works of the actresses and all the information a Charlie's Angels fan could want.
Pingel was called upon during preparation for the 2000 Charlie's Angels movie as a consultant with producers Leonard Goldberg and Drew Barrymore and director McG. Pingel also auditioned for the boyfriend of Natalie (Cameron Diaz) played by Luke Wilson. Pingel can be viewed in the commentary section of Charlie's Angels: The Complete First Season on DVD
Pingel is an avid collector of Charlie's Angels memorabilia. He also collects memorabilia on Wonder Woman, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Wars, and The Brady Bunch.
But his Angel collection is the largest includes rare items such as the original Harry's Angels script, a Charlie's Angels pinball machine, Charlie's Angels dolls, dresses, make-up sets and much, much more. His collection includes over 2,000 cool angel items including the famous Farrah Fawcett "Red Swimsuit" poster.
He was with Kate, Farrah & Jaclyn when they did their appearance on the 2006 Emmy Awards show.
Pingel released his first book Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels. The featured forewords by Angels, Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd
He also has been a Hollywood publicist; he has worked with great stars as Farrah Fawcett, Charlene Tilton, Pat Boone, Harlem Globetrotters, Della Reese, PJ Soles.
As an actor, he as been seen on stage in Transvestites on the Run, and in Fawcett’s hit reality show, Chasing Farrah, Marc Anthony’s “Ahora Quien” music video, American Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, A Few Good Men.