Face/Off turned out to be a surprisingly good show, with a really high caliber of craft - some really excellent and creepy make-up on display…
… I was rooting for Gage from the beginning, at first just cuz he was gay, and I need to support my peeps, and it’s sadly still surprisingly rare to see out gay guys as contestants on reality shows, and plus he was really rocking that punk-rock-grown-up-Eddie-Munster thing, but he was really talented, and while he was just sort of in the middle for most of the show he totally killed the last few challenges, and he made it to the finale, and his witch make-up for an industrial re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel was terrifying and impressive.
But he didn’t win. And it sucks. The guy who did win is definitely talented, but plays it so safe and unimaginative that he really just needs to find a nice effects studio and be a drone on the factory floor.
Ah well. I can always follow Gage on Twitter. Oh wait - I’m not on Twitter. At least after this kind of exposure of his talent, I’m sure he’ll get tons of work. I’ll be watching his IMDb page - and the opening credits of every horror film I see now.