It tells the tale of Strayman, a loner living in a run-down council estae flat with eleventy bafillion stray dogs, and Strumpet/Claire, seemingly a stray herself, brought into town by a truck-driving slob. The two bond over the writing of a song, which is subsequently heard by a neighbour who attempts to make them stars.
What follows is both a touching story of two lost souls finding one another, and a neat critique of the music industry and it's tendency to take art and suck the heart and soul out of it until it, and it's creators, are empty husks before tossing them on the slagpile.
The images are gorgeous, and as usual with Boyle's work, the soundtrack and score are wonderful too.
Seek this little gem out, it's worth your while.
Strumpet is a hidden gem of modern British cinema.