Well, it never happened so they probably did. I believe there was more to his idea too, the lagoon was like a primordial paradise or something. I don’t really remember now. The part that always stuck out to me was the idea of making the woman fall in love with the creature.
Yeah, it’s weird, I’m not sure why it’s been such a thing recently. There’s been several, mianly played as comedies, that have used the concept in the past few years. Here’s a couple that I could remember off the top of my head.