The cultural and sexual stereotype of the girl next door or the All-American girl is invoked in American contexts to indicate wholesome,
unassuming femininity, as opposed to the culture's other female stereotypes such as the tomboy, the valley girl, the femme fatale, girly girl, or the slut.
The male equivalent is the "women next door". Both gender examples of the "Next Door" archetype are quintessentially addressed with Thornton Wilder's Our Town
in the characters of Emily Webb and George Gibbs or in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer series within
the characters of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher.