By Teresa Jue
Updated September 12, 2014 at 06:55 PM EDT

Consummation was all the rage during the Victorian era.

The Telegraph previewed an exclusive first trailer for the period drama Effie Gray, which depicts the true story of the sexless marriage between art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and wife Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Dakota Fanning). Realizing that Ruskin is unwilling to consummate the marriage, Gray seeks to get her rocks off with Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), causing a tumultuous love triangle spanning years. Those Pre-Raphaelites must sure know what they’re doing.

Watch Fanning’s frustration amidst the cold English backdrops below.