Calamity Jane for all its sexist and offensive language, for the trite romances and the brightly colored dressed, allows Jane to be a transgressor. Does she feminize herself in the end? Yes. She even gives up her gun when she puts on that wedding dress. But she stays, at her core, the same woman we saw at the beginning of the film. A butch little dynamo who won’t take s**t from anyone.
Remember that time Martha Plimpton’s TV husband killed her dad?