Barbarao (as Barbara O. Jones)
Dorothy, Johnny Weathers - T.C.
Susan Williams - Luann
Cora Lee Day - Molly
Simmi Ella Nelson - Simmi
Bettie J. Wilson - Social Worker
Bob Ogburn Jr. - Dahomey man
Ben Collins - Ben
Renna Kraft - Angi
Darian Gibbs - Young Street Boy
Minnie Stewart - 1st Welfare Recipient
Malbertha Pickett - 2nd Welfare Recipient
Bertha Yates - Secretary
Chris Clay - Policeman
Charles David Brooks III - Preacher
Bush Mama is about the love of Dorothy and her husband T.C. T.C. is a veteran from Vietnam who anticipated a large "hero's welcome" when he returned back to his home town, however he is arrested upon arrival for a crime he did not commit. Dorothy is trapped in a community with extremely high rates of poverty, welfare, and unemployment. Both Dorothy and T.C. become radicalized and resort to violence as an outlet for their circumstances.