This is not just a joke. there’s a certain attraction, often a certain level of exuded confidence which makes up badness. Very attractive.
until you stop to think about it.
The great thing about very very serious intense themes is that when they’re summed up, they can sound very very silly.
Also, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is one of my favorite-of-all-times books, so it was a pleasure to parody it.