Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

12 Feb, 2018

Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

"Black Panther" is set to hit U.S. theaters on February 16, garnering much anticipation and excitement from moviegoers. Grace Gipson, whose research centers on various representations of race and gender (specifically comic books and graphic novels), weighed in on the film's impact on popular culture.

Gipson shares her insights and feelings with The San Francisco Chronicle:

For Grace Gipson, the movie opening of “Black Panther” is akin to a national holiday.

The UC Berkeley African American studies doctoral candidate has been watching the superhero movie trailer daily since it debuted months ago. She vows to wear something “Black Panther-related” until the movie opens. And by the time opening weekend is over, Gipson says she will have watched the superhero movie, starring Chadwick Boseman, at least three times.

“It’s going to be a long week,” she says, laughing. “I am already mentally preparing my mind. I’m probably going to rest up the week before because I’m not going to be able to sleep.”


“This is something that we never thought would exist,” Gipson said. “It had been talked about and talked about. But when that (‘Black Panther’) trailer dropped and the date got set, that’s when it got real.”

Read the rest of the article here.