*Online Premiere* In the quiet streets of suburban America, two teenagers test the boundaries of their new relationship. Directed by Max Tullio, “Hot Boys. Gun Boys. Dead Boys.” is a tense slow burn about lust and violence, and the connection between the two. Constructed with impressive economy and silently passionate performances from Duke Loomis and Sage McKay, the film builds from layers of sex and manipulation. August is the one in control. His steely presence gives off a dangerous air, particularly against the impressionable Dane. The tension is ratcheted up when a handgun enters the picture, along with details of an old relationship gone bad. An edgy coming-of-age drama that finds an intimate tone — it feels like there’s no one else in the world — and builds to a very real threat of revenge. [Watch on YouTube]. (14 minutes). Written and Directed by Max Tullio. Produced by Kathleen Yates. Starring Duke Loomis and Sage Mckay. Cinematography by Sofia Reh.