Emile Hirsch was on Late Night with Conan O’Brien last night, to promote the cattle-prod to the senses that is Speed Racer. No matter that it’s a $100 million-plus movie; Hirsch still only pulled one segment, which made for a careening anecdotal ride, as he recounted his discovered-in-rerun love for the original cartoon (he’d watch while eating cereal at his dad’s, using A&W Root Beer instead of milk), the movie’s Berlin shoot (including a trailer misunderstanding in which a production assistant mistakenly inferred that Hirsch was/is gay), and audience reaction to the movie. Nothing about Larry/Lana Wachowski’s sexual reassignment surgery, though. Hmmm. Overall, good times, and a pretty smooth sales job — no sweaty desperation or shown seams.