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Holden believes actors are phoney thus movies are just as phoney. He berates his brother,D.B., for selling out his talent to write for the movies. Holden feels that the illusions of movies are exactly that, illusions. This goes against his self-imposed mantra of authenticity. Holden attaches his hatred of movies to his anxieties over women. In chapter 16, Holden uses the women's love of movies as a weakness of the gender there by allowing him to escape back into himself despite how eager he is to have sex.